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{{q|Contested Turf, currently under control of Front Yard Ballas, a major set of Ballas. Old Reece's barber shop has been the local news service for years. Worth hitting up for information.|GTA San Andreas Website.}}
 
{{q|Contested Turf, currently under control of Front Yard Ballas, a major set of Ballas. Old Reece's barber shop has been the local news service for years. Worth hitting up for information.|GTA San Andreas Website.}}
   
'''Idlewood''' is a district in [[Los Santos]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. North of the district are [[Glen Park]] and [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]], while to the south are [[Willowfield]] and [[El Corona]]. Districts west of Idlewood are [[Commerce]] and [[Little Mexico]], while to the east are [[Ganton]] and [[East Los Santos]]. It is likely that Idlewood is based on real life [[Wikipedia:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]], California. However, the projects area of Idlewood; known as [[Crystal Gardens]] (where the crack house is during the mission [[Cleaning the Hood]]) is based on the [[wp:Jordan Downs|Jordan Downs housing projects]] and [[wp:Nickerson Gardens|Nickerson Gardens]] in [[wp:Watts|Watts]]. Idlewood is an African-American neighborhood. Idlewood has a population of 465.
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'''Idlewood''' is a district in [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. North of the district are [[Glen Park]] and [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]], while to the south are [[Willowfield]] and [[El Corona]]. Districts west of Idlewood are [[Commerce]] and [[Little Mexico]], while to the east are [[Ganton]] and [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]].
   
The neighborhood has a high crime-rate and, just like Ganton, is notorious for gang violence, drug-trafficking and prostitution.
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==Character==
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The neighborhood has a high crime-rate and, just like Ganton, is notorious for gang violence, drug-trafficking and prostitution. Idlewood primarily consists of small, single-family houses, housing projects, stores, a [[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.|Pizza Stack]] restaurant, a gas station, a few warehouses and the [[Alhambra]] club. Idlewood is an African-American neighborhood with a population of 465.
   
Idlewood primarily consists of small, single-family houses, housing projects, stores, a [[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.|Pizza Stack]] restaurant, a gas station, a few warehouses and the [[Alhambra]] club.
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==Influence==
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It is likely that Idlewood is based on real life [[Wikipedia:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]], California. However, the projects area of Idlewood; known as [[Crystal Gardens]] (where the crack house is during the mission [[Cleaning the Hood]]) is based on the [[wp:Jordan Downs|Jordan Downs housing projects]] in [[wp:Watts|Watts]].
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==Events==
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*Idlewood is the main place to receive the [[Big Smoke]]'s missions.
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*In the mission [[Ryder (mission)|Ryder]], the player is introduced to restaurants and barbers by Ryder.
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*In the mission [[Tagging Up Turf]] CJ must spray over some graffiti while [[Sweet Johnson]] sits in the car waiting.
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*The neighborhood plays a major role in the mission [[Grove 4 Life]], where Carl and [[Sweet Johnson]] take a part from the neighborhood back to the [[Grove Street Families]].
   
 
==Gang control==
 
==Gang control==
Idlewood, in 1992, had become a stronghold for the [[Ballas]] gang specifically the Front Yard set, but the district had previously been held by [[Grove Street Families]]. Some [[Varrios Los Aztecas|Aztecas]] members can be seen walking their turf in the south from Idlewood as their territory shares a border with Idlewood. Later on the game, in the mission [[Grove 4 Life]], CJ and [[Sweet Johnson|Sweet]] go to Idlewood and took at least two territories from there back. [[Carl Johnson]] can acquire Idlewood as GSF turf by starting a [[Gang Warfare in GTA San Andreas|gang war]], depending on the player's actions.
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Idlewood, in 1992, had become a stronghold for the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] gang specifically the Front Yard set, but the district had previously been held by [[Grove Street Families]]. Sometimes [[Varrios Los Aztecas (3D Universe)|Aztecas]] members can be seen walking their turf in the southern end of Idlewood as their territory shares a border with Idlewood violence between them is common when this happens. Later on the game, in the mission [[Grove 4 Life]], CJ and [[Sweet Johnson|Sweet]] go to Idlewood and took at least two territories from there back. [[Carl Johnson]] can acquire Idlewood as GSF turf by starting a [[Gang Warfare in GTA San Andreas|gang war]], depending on the player's actions.
   
==Residents==
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==Notable Residents==
* [[Big Smoke|Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris]] (Early 1990s - [[1992]], moved to [[East Los Santos]])
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*[[Kane]]
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*[[Alan Crawford]] (formerly)
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*[[Madd Dogg]] (formerly)
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*[[Big Smoke|Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris]] (Early 1990s - [[1992]], moved to [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]])
   
==Homes==
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==Places of Interest==
* Big Smoke's House
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The [[Alhambra]] is the most visited and known place of interest in the neighborhood, an unnamed train stop in the border with [[El Corona]], a [[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.|pizza stack]], a [[Tattoo Parlor|tattoo parlor]] and the [[Old Reece's Hair & Facial Studio|Old Reece's barber]] are the most famous attractions in the neighborhood.
   
==Places/Stores==
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==Businesses==
 
[[Image:Reecesbarbersalon.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Reece's Barber Shop in Idlewood.]]
 
[[Image:Reecesbarbersalon.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Reece's Barber Shop in Idlewood.]]
* [[Crystal Gardens]]
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*[[1 Day Service]]
* [[1 Day Service]]
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*[[24 Hour Motel]]
* [[24 Hour Motel]]
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*[[25¢ Video Arcade]]
* [[25¢ Video Arcade]]
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*[[69¢ Store]]
* [[69¢ Store]]
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*[[Alhambra]]
* [[Alhambra]]
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*Car Wash
* [[City Burgers]]
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*[[City Burgers]]
* [[FLOWERS]]
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*[[Exotic Boutique]]
* [[Going Gas Station]]
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*[[FLOWERS]]
* [[Liquor Deli]]
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*[[Going Gas Station]]
* [[Pay 'n' Spray]]
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*[[Liquor Deli]]
* [[Perfumes Flatware]]
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*[[Pay 'n' Spray]]
* [[Old Reece's Hair & Facial Studio]]
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*[[Perfumes Flatware]]
* [[Security Storage]]
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*[[Old Reece's Hair & Facial Studio]]
* [[Super $5.00]]
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*[[Security Storage]]
* [[Tattoos]]
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*[[Super $5.00]]
* [[Well Stacked Pizza Co.]]
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*[[Tattoos]]
* [[Wholesale Produce]]
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*[[Well Stacked Pizza Co.]]
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*[[Wholesale Produce]]
   
 
==Weapons==
 
==Weapons==
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* [[Katana]] (behind the wooden fence east of the 69¢ Store)
 
* [[Katana]] (behind the wooden fence east of the 69¢ Store)
   
==Stationary vehicles==
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==Vehicles==
* [[Broadway]] (parked at the Going Gas Station - the Pimping mission can be started)
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* [[Broadway]] (sometimes found behind Car Wash)
* [[Glendale]]
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* [[Sabre]] (sometimes in [[Well-Stacked Pizza]] side parking lot)
* [[Primo]]
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* [[Picador]] (sometimes in parking lot)
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* [[Regina]] (sometimes in parking lot)
   
 
==Others==
 
==Others==
* [[Sprunk]] soft drink vending machine (replenishes health) (at the Going Gas Station and inside the Alhambra Club)
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* [[Sabre]]and inside the Alhambra Club)
 
* Ten [[Tags|Gang Tags]]
 
* Ten [[Tags|Gang Tags]]
 
* One [[Unique Stunt Jumps in GTA San Andreas|Unique Stunt Jump]]
 
* One [[Unique Stunt Jumps in GTA San Andreas|Unique Stunt Jump]]
 
* Multiplayer icon down the street from Big Smoke's house. It is also next to a gang tag.
 
* Multiplayer icon down the street from Big Smoke's house. It is also next to a gang tag.
   
==Trivia==
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==See Also==
*If you walk into the Idlewood gym during a gang war, the territory will remain neutral for the rest of the game.
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*[[Strawberry]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' equivalent to Idlewood
 
==Grand Theft Auto V==
 
It is possible that Idlewood could be returning in [[GTA V]]; this is for many reasons. First of all, Idlewood was located in Los Santos, near [[Grove Street]], and since [[Grove Street Families in HD Universe|Grove Street Families]] are returning, it is likely Idlewood will be too. Another reason is from a screenshot, showing a [[Freight]] driving through a small town resembling Idlewood (see gallery).
 
 
 
==Gallery==
 
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Train.jpeg|The [[Freight]] driving through a small town.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:39, August 24, 2014

Idlewood

Idlewood, Los Santos (near), showing Big Smoke's home (light green) and Downtown Los Santos (distance); as depicted in GTA San Andreas.

"Contested Turf, currently under control of Front Yard Ballas, a major set of Ballas. Old Reece's barber shop has been the local news service for years. Worth hitting up for information."
— GTA San Andreas Website.

Idlewood is a district in Los Santos, San Andreas. North of the district are Glen Park and Jefferson, while to the south are Willowfield and El Corona. Districts west of Idlewood are Commerce and Little Mexico, while to the east are Ganton and East Los Santos.

CharacterEdit

The neighborhood has a high crime-rate and, just like Ganton, is notorious for gang violence, drug-trafficking and prostitution. Idlewood primarily consists of small, single-family houses, housing projects, stores, a Pizza Stack restaurant, a gas station, a few warehouses and the Alhambra club. Idlewood is an African-American neighborhood with a population of 465.

InfluenceEdit

It is likely that Idlewood is based on real life Inglewood, California. However, the projects area of Idlewood; known as Crystal Gardens (where the crack house is during the mission Cleaning the Hood) is based on the Jordan Downs housing projects in Watts.

EventsEdit

Gang controlEdit

Idlewood, in 1992, had become a stronghold for the Ballas gang specifically the Front Yard set, but the district had previously been held by Grove Street Families. Sometimes Aztecas members can be seen walking their turf in the southern end of Idlewood as their territory shares a border with Idlewood violence between them is common when this happens. Later on the game, in the mission Grove 4 Life, CJ and Sweet go to Idlewood and took at least two territories from there back. Carl Johnson can acquire Idlewood as GSF turf by starting a gang war, depending on the player's actions.

Notable ResidentsEdit

Places of InterestEdit

The Alhambra is the most visited and known place of interest in the neighborhood, an unnamed train stop in the border with El Corona, a pizza stack, a tattoo parlor and the Old Reece's barber are the most famous attractions in the neighborhood.

BusinessesEdit

Reecesbarbersalon

Reece's Barber Shop in Idlewood.

WeaponsEdit

  • Fire Extinguisher (behind the counter at Well Stacked Pizza Co.)
  • Flowers (considered a weapon) (at the Going Gas Station)
  • Grenade (on top of the stairs at the 24-Hour Motel)
  • Katana (behind the wooden fence east of the 69¢ Store)

VehiclesEdit

OthersEdit

See AlsoEdit

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