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Los Santos in GTA 5


Los Santos is a city in the southernmost part of the state of San Andreas in GTA V. Los Santos is located to the very south of the southern part of the state of San Andreas. It is a large city and a concrete jungle and is home to a vast population of American people and a few immigrants. To the north of Los Santos, above hilly division of Vinewood Hills and the Grand Senora Desert is Blaine County.


(The skyscrapers of Los Santos)


The skyline of Los Santos includes multiple skyscrapers and hotels with the Maze Bank Tower being the tallest building in the game. Los Santos has an airport called the Los Santos International Airport (LSIA) and a huge seaport, the Port of Los Santos. The rich population is more concentrated towards the northern areas of Los Santos in Richman, Rockford Hills and Vinewood Hills while the southern areas are occupied by the middle class.


Los Santos Information


NameLos Santos
Appearance(s)GTA V
GTA Online
LocationSan Andreas


Background


Los Santos is based on the city of Los Angeles in California. Los Santos translates to “The Saints” just how Los Angeles translates to “The Angels”. Los Santos is known for its very famous film-industry of Vinewood and is home to many celebrities and actors. In contrast there is also a suburban life lived by the people in the Strawberry and Davis areas. Los Santos serves as the County Seat of Los Santos County, the most developed and populated county in the southern part of the state of San Andreas.


The city is divided into multiple districts each having their own specialities, highlights and features. Below is a classification of the major area wise divisions in Los Santos.


Geography


Districts & Neighborhoods

Downtown Los Santos

East Los Santos

South Los Santos

Rockford Hills

Vinewood

Vinewood Hills

Richman

Morningwood

Little Seoul

Del Perro

Vespucci

La Puerta

Los Santos International Airport

Port of Los Santos

Pacific Bluffs


Los Santos has many different areas that are home to different classes or kinds of people from various cultures. Little Seoul is home to the Korean and Asian population of Los Santos where many businesses are run by them, especially at the Korean Plaza.


Rockford Hills, Richman, Vinewood and Vinewood Hills is where all the rich and famous people reside. These areas have large mansions built along the hills with front porches, swimming pools, tennis courts and lawns.


(The Oriental Theatre in Downtown Vinewood)


Vespucci is a coastal area where Vespucci Beach, Puerto Del Sol and Del Perro Pier are located. These locations are famous tourist attractions.


(The Ferris Whale at Pleasure Pier)


East Los Santos is an entirely Industrial area with the presence of Latino residents and gangs. South Los Santos, especially the areas of Strawberry and Davis has a high concentration of African-American people which is also occupied by gangs like the Los Santos Vagos, Varrios Los Aztecas, Ballas and the Families.


Other neighborhoods


Pillbox HillEast Vinewood
Mission RowAlta
Textile CityHawick
Legion SquareMirror Park
DavisLa Mesa
StrawberryCypress Flats
Chamberlain HillsEl Burro Heights
RanchoMurrieta Heights
BanningVespucci Beach
Downtown VinewoodVespucci Canals
West VinewoodPuerto Del Sol


Buildings, Plazas and Hotels


Corporate Buildings and Skyscrapers

3 Alta Street Tower 707 Vespucci
Arcadius Business CenterBadger Building
FIB Headquarters IAA Headquarters
Little Seoul Tower Lombank West
Lombank TowerMaze Bank Tower
Mile High Club Penris Building
Richards Majestic Tower Schlongberg Sachs Center
Union Depository TowerWeazel Plaza
Wiwang Tower

Hotels

Banner Hotel & Spa The Emissary
The Generic HotelGentry Manor Hotel
Hookah Palace Opium Nights
Pegasus Concierge Hotel The Richman Hotel
Rockford Dorset HotelVon Crastenburg Hotel

Residential Buildings

Dream TowerEclipse Towers
Kayton TowersRancho Projects
Tinsel TowersWeazel Plaza

Theater and Arts

Betsy O'Neal PavilionDoppler Cinema
Kortz CenterOriental Theater
San Andreas Gallery of Modern ArtSisyphus Theater
Ten Cent TheaterTivoli Cinema
Valdez TheaterWhirligig Theater
Weazel Morningwood

Government

Los Santos City Hall Davis City Hall
Del Perro City Hall Rockford Hills City Hall

Healthcare

Central Los Santos Medical CenterEclipse Medical Tower
Mount Zonah Medical CenterPillbox Hill Medical Center
St. Fiacre Hospital


Transport and Infrastructure


Air and Sea Ports


Los Santos International Airport

Port of Los Santos


Highways and Streets


La Puerta Freeway

Hawick Avenue

Elysian Fields Freeway

Innocence Boulevard

Los Santos Freeway

Marlowe Drive

Del Perro Freeway

North Rockford Drive

Olympic Freeway

Palomino Avenue

Palomino Freeway

Popular Street

Senora Freeway

Portola Drive

Great Ocean Highway

San Andreas Avenue

Bay City Avenue

South Rockford Drive

Carson Avenue

Strawberry Avenue

Dorset Drive

Vespucci Boulevard

Eclipse Boulevard

Vinewood Boulevard

Elgin Avenue

West Eclipse Boulevard


Law Enforcement


LSPD

The LSPD is the primary law enforcement in Los Santos. They have their police stations at the following locations.


  • Mission Row Police Station

  • La Mesa Police Station

  • Davis Sheriff/Police Station

  • Vinewood Police Station

  • Rockford Hills Police Station

  • Del Perro Police Station

  • Vespucci Police Station

  • Vespucci Beach Police Station


They are based on the real life Los Angeles Police Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is seen on their squad cars and also reflects on their corrupt nature. They use Vapid Police Cruisers, Vapid Interceptors and Police Mavericks to carry out their duties of patrolling in Los Santos. The LSPD is accused of being corrupt and racist.


NOOSE


NOOSE stands for National Office of Security Enforcement. They are deployed when there is a higher level of criminal activity. They have their headquarters in Palomino Highlands and also a branch near Los Santos International Airport.


Criminal Justice


Los Santos has a criminal justice system which includes a court known as the Los Santos Superior Court which is only mentioned on the Weazel News radio segment and is not seen in-game.


Trivia


  • Some locations and businesses, such as the Jetsam Terminal, incorrectly refer to Los Santos as a state.

  • After traveling long enough in Grand Theft Auto IV, the stats will record miles traveled from Liberty City to Los Santos.

  • The Seal of Los Santos has an Epsilon Program logo at the top.

  • Just like Los Angeles, Los Santos is implied to have poor traffic control measures. This can be seen when sometimes switching to Michael or Franklin, where they will be stuck on the highway with lots of congestion.


FAQs about Los Santos


Q. Is Los Santos in GTA 5 the same as San Andreas?

A. No, Los Santos in the HD universe (GTA V) is very different from the one in the 3D universe (GTA San Andreas) with very few similarities between the two. In the HD universe the map has been reworked and upgraded.


Q. Where is Los Santos in the GTA 5 map?

A. The entire city area below the Vinewood Hills, including Vinewood Hills on the map of GTA 5 is the city of Los Santos.


Q. How do you get to Los Santos in GTA 5?

A. The events of GTA 5 after the prologue begin in Los Santos itself. Hence the player is already in Los Santos at the start of the first mission in GTA 5.


Q. Is Los Santos in GTA 5 a real place?

A. Los Santos is based on the real-life Los Angeles in California. Los Santos translates to “The Saints” just how Los Angeles translates to “The Angels”.



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