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East Los Santos in GTA San Andreas. Portions of Las Colinas, Los Flores and East Beach are visible in the background.

East Los Santos Map

East Los Santos location

East Los Santos is a large district in the east of Los Santos, hence the name. It is featured in two games, GTA San Andreas and GTA V.


East Los Santos has a high crime rate. Prostitutes, gang bangers and drug dealers can often be found in the area causing disturbance. East Los Santos is largely residential but does have some popular small-time businesses and zones. The area consists of many small, single-family houses, apartments and housing projects. East Los Santos is a predominantly Mexican/hispanic neighborhood (despite being controlled by the Ballas (GTA San Andreas) and has many Mexican-themed stores. In GTA San Andreas, East Los Santos had a population of 403.

Events of GTA San Andreas

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, East Los Santos is a stronghold for the Ballas gang, who use the area as a base to launch attacks on Grove Street Family gang members in Ganton. Conflict between the Ballas and Los Santos Vagos gangs does not occur in East Los Santos, due to the two gangs co-operating with each. Carl Johnson and Denise Robinson meet in East Los Santos during the mission Burning Desire. Carl had set on fire some homes owned by the Los Santos Vagos, however Carl rescued Denise from the fire after hearing her cries for help.

East Los Santos is also the main setting for the final mission of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: End of the Line. During this mission, Carl Johnson fights his way past Ballas, Los Santos Vagos, San Fierro Rifa and Russian Mafia gang members in order to reach Big Smoke, who he then kills. Frank Tenpenny then sets Smoke's Crack Palace on fire, leaving Carl having to fight his way back out of the building whilst also combating the flames. After escaping the building, which suffers a series of explosions as Carl escapes, Carl and Sweet Johnson chase Tenpenny through Ganton and other districts.

Events of GTA V


It is based on the real life district of East Los Angeles

Gang control

GTA San Andreas

The district is controlled by the Ballas gang. East Los Santos has, prior to early 1992, had areas controlled by the Los Santos Vagos and the Grove Street Families.


The neighborhood is located in the southern region of Los Santos and it is possible that gangs are present there.

Notable residents

GTA San Andreas




Businesses and places of interest

GTA San Andreas



GTA San Andreas

Stationary Vehicles (GTA SA)


  • East Los Santos is one of two neighborhoods in GTA San Andreas that are featured too in GTA V, the others being Richman and Vinewood.


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