The city is mainly a residential area, as well as industrial in the north-western part. While people classify the area as another island of Liberty City, it is untrue, since it is a completely new town surrounded by the countryside called Les County. The local gangs in the city are:
GeographyUpstate is surrounded by hills from the local Shoreside Vale. The hills are located above Cedar Grove as mentioned before. There are two layers of hills. The first layer is under the observatory. And the second layer is at the same level as the observatory although some of it stretches out above it. A wall also stretches around the western part of the hills near Cochrane Dam, and the western part of the hills. It is worth noting that some of the hills on the first land mass can be used as ramps to jump onto, and through the second hill mass. Behind the hills, the hills are very steep. Behing them, the player will see the Swaghousing Projects, teritory of the Purple Nines, which are similiar to Wichita Gardens, even containing the same apartments. To the east, the area ends in a patch of water. To the west, roads continue to Farnsworth, which is the Yakuza's main base of operations in the city, and also a safehouse exists there. It is somewhat similiar to Acter from GTA IV. At the west end of the area, a bridge called the Westside Bridge exists for the player to drive in the Industrial Park area. Controlled by the Downtown Yardies, carrying AK-47's and pistols, making it a pretty hazardous area. The Sewer runs under the Waterfront Promenade and is connected to the Liberty City Bank in it. Most of the other areas are just residential. Some areas:
Aaaronsville - upper class residential area, downtown. Has lots of rich houses, restaurants and fast food outlets.
Adamton - suburban. Here are the headquarters of Radio Clone's, a radio station owned by the Clone's Corporation which in turn owns most of Upstate. The hospital is here too. It shares some buildings with Pike Creek.
Chris's Town - small village near the Ghost Town area. Something like a normalized version of a Minecraft villagers village
Garystown - borders Carcer City. Sparta FM headquarters, police station and docks with some large red-white chimneys covering the area with black smoke
Les County - countryside with some farm houses and lots of fields. One house has an interior and some bloody corpses are hung in the cellar.
Woodcounty- reference to Back o' Beyond from GTA SA. Lots of trees, a decaying river with withering trees near it.
Obbeburgh - run down gang riddled area akin to Mile End from GTA London. Many homes have their windows nailed in, some are looking like they were once torched. You can find here a church.
- Swaghousing Projects
- Industrial Park
- Westside Bridge - Bridge from the Industrial Park to the mainland
- The Sewer
- Swanksville (Suicide Bombers turf) - mainly residential with some poor building like the Bucky Sligo Mansion in GTA4, however it has several factories too. A sawmill with a serial killer residing in it, abandoned buildings and an asylum full of mental crazies, Smileys and Loonies.
- Obbeburgh (The Chinks turf)
- Chris's Town
- Waterfront Promenade (formerly Ghost Town)
- Les County
- Hickmay Tunnel - The tunnel you see when you are in Cochrane Dam/Cedar Grove
- The Hills - The hills close to SSV.
- Mała Warszawa - Residential polish district.
- Lazlow Jones - Lazlow is said to reside in Upstate.
- Fernando Martinez - Fernando also says he is from Upstate; he is also accused of being "a cheap pimp from Upstate".
Local radio stations
The Beat 102.7 - Rap. Diablos love this station. Mister Cee and DJ Green Lantern are the DJ's.
Soulwax FM - Acid Techno. DJ's are Soulwax.
Cosmic 104.5 - Jungle, hardcore Jungle, Ragga Jungle. From Carcer City. DJ's are 4hero.
Radio Clone's - music from Mario games, Techno from Mario Forever, 8-bit, etc. The DJ's are Clone Radio DJ and Jeansowaty himself.
Keytastrophe 99.5 - music from Mario's Keytastrophe, SMW Yeah and some Chillout. Hosted by Jack Sorrowsong. Well, those games had a nice ambient setting that's why it was made.
Genocide 127.4 - Death Industrial and Power Industrials exclusively performed by Genocide Organ. This one is liked by the Innocentz set in Swanksville, known as the Suicide Bombers... - the host is Andrew "Spikey" Spikeman.
Sparta FM - music from movies, disturbing music, some Techno, Christian Pop, Sparta remixes and other Internet fads. Dean Frantz from GTA2 hosts the station, alongside his brother, Eric Frantz, however here he is an alcoholic, a drug addict and is suicidial. He rarely reads Creepypastas every now and then, more commonly it's his brother. It's a throwback to Lithium FM as it does not have a real main genre and is hosted by two loonie weirdos.
RMF FM LC - Polish music directly sent from Mała Warszawa (Little Warsaw), located in eastern Liberty Upstate... however no Disco Polo! Hosted by (currently I have no idea)
Kasta Redio - music of the Internet caste, a Polish troll group. Includes "The Boar is Wild", "Olien", Darkstep and Rap. Of course, the Caste's leader is the DJ, named ManjekRecenzje.
Rucznews FM - a radio station despised by almost everyone in the State of Liberty, hosted by Jeansowaty's arch enemy Michał Ruczkowski. Plays Disco Polo, Dubstep, Funk and some of the worse ones from games... after a bunch of missions, the station will go out of air, and you will find a burned down building in East Los Albos in Carcer, with a plate reading RUCZNEW. This implies that people hated that station so much that they chose to burn it down.
Moving Shadow FM - Reference to the cut station from GTA3's alpha... this time it has no DJ and is just the Moving Shadow 99.2 mix blazing from some apartment blocks in Belleville Park. The Southside Hoods favor that one. I mentioned it here, as I would include it in-game if I could...
Labolatory of Epic Song Liberty City - Again an European radio station... the DJ's are MC Ziemniak (MC Potato) and DJ Żyrafa (DJ Giraffe). This station is rather a fusion station, as it plays a randomised amount of genres, including Drum and Bass, Techno, both East Coast and West Coast Rap and some classic Rock. The DJ's are abnormal alcoholics, almost like their russian counterparts... it's a homage to Lithium FM (randomised genres) and KGBH (drunk DJ's). You're gonna hear here some familiar songs you have heard in other GTA Games!
Rock 53.7 - A Rock, Heavy Metal and 80's Breakbeat station. Currently no more info, the station is still WIP in ideas.
Upstate's Public Radio - This radio station is hosted by various people who have their own segments. Current segments include Clone's Opera hosted by Musical Clone, Funkalistic Time with Chris Ryan, Dancehalling Reggae All The Time with Dylan "Djangoo" Burns, 80's Groovy Beats hosted by Stan Parkinson, Jazz - It's a Modern Thing with Richard Kelly and Patriotic Community Hour presented by Big Clone Human B Military.
Free-Tech FM - A radio which debuted in GTA Advance, where it was unnamed. Here it plays classic Techno and some other electronica. The DJ is Mama Jane, who is a normal housewife having many private problems, these include being in debt with some serious guys and having an affair with someone younger...
Radio Maria - If you are religious, this station is ideal for you. Hosted by the rector of Jesus Saves in Liberty Upstate, William Crucian, it does not play normal music. Instead it's a non-stop praying station where you can rest your soul while driving.