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[[File:Idlewood.jpg|thumb|300px|Idlewood, Los Santos ('''near'''), showing [[Big Smoke|Big Smoke's]] home ('''light green''') and Downtown Los Santos ('''distance'''); as depicted in GTA San Andreas.]]
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[[File:Idlewood.jpg|thumb|300px|Idlewood, Los Santos ('''near'''), showing [[Big Smoke]]'s [[Big Smoke's House|home]] ('''light green''') and [[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]] ('''distance'''); as depicted in GTA San Andreas.]]
   
 
{{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 (3D Universe)|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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Idlewood is an African-American neighborhood with a high crime-rate and, just like Ganton, is notorious for gang violence, drug-trafficking and prostitution. Idlewood primarily consists of single-family houses, housing projects, stores, a [[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.|Pizza Stack]] restaurant, a [[Going|gas station]], a few warehouses and the [[Alhambra]] [[Nightclub|nightclub]], the most visited and known place of interest in the area. Other places in the district include a [[Tattoo Parlor|tattoo parlor]], [[Old Reece's Hair & Facial Studio|Old Reece's barber shop]] and an unnamed train stop in the border with [[El Corona]]. Although Idlewood can be classified as a low-income district, the west area appears to be middle-class, and bigger houses can be found there.
   
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]], [[wp:California|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]].
   
 
==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. After taking over the territory, there can be a lot of fighting between Varrios Los Aztecas and Grove Street Families in the area of Idlewood lying towards Unity Station.
   
==Residents==
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==Events of GTA San Andreas==
* [[Big Smoke|Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris]] (Early 1990s - [[1992]], moved to [[East Los Santos]])
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*In the mission [[Ryder (mission)|Ryder]], the [[Carl Johnson|player]] is introduced to restaurants and barbers by Ryder.
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*In the mission [[Tagging Up Turf]] CJ must spray over some [[Tags|graffiti]] while [[Sweet Johnson|Sweet]] sits in the [[Greenwood|car]] waiting.
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*Idlewood is the main place to receive the [[Big Smoke]]'s missions.
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*The neighborhood plays a major role in the mission [[Grove 4 Life]], where Carl and Sweet take a part from the neighborhood back to the [[Grove Street Families]].
   
==Homes==
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==Notable Residents==
* Big Smoke's House
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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]], [[Big Smoke's Crack Palace|moved]] to [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]])
   
==Places/Stores==
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==Places of Interest==
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*[[Alhambra]]
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*[[Big Smoke's House]]
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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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*Car Wash
* [[Alhambra]]
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*[[City Burgers]]
* [[City Burgers]]
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*[[Exotic Boutique]]
* [[FLOWERS]]
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*[[FLOWERS]]
* [[Going Gas Station]]
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*[[Going]] [[Filling Stations|gas station]]
* [[Liquor Deli]]
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*[[Liquor Deli]]
* [[Pay 'n' Spray]]
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*[[Pay 'n' Spray]]
* [[Perfumes Flatware]]
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*[[Perfumes Flatware]]
* [[Old Reece's Hair & Facial Studio]]
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*[[Old Reece's Hair & Facial Studio]]
* [[Security Storage]]
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*[[Security Storage]]
* [[Super $5.00]]
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*[[Super $5.00]]
* [[Tattoos]]
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*[[Tattoo Parlors|Tattoos]]
* [[Well Stacked Pizza Co.]]
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*[[Well Stacked Pizza Co.]]
* [[Wholesale Produce]]
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*[[Wholesale Produce]]
   
 
==Weapons==
 
==Weapons==
 
* [[Fire Extinguisher]] (behind the counter at Well Stacked Pizza Co.)
 
* [[Fire Extinguisher]] (behind the counter at Well Stacked Pizza Co.)
* [[Flowers]] (considered a weapon) (at the Going Gas Station)
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* [[Flowers]] (considered a weapon) (at the Going gas station)
 
* [[Grenade]] (on top of the stairs at the 24-Hour Motel)
 
* [[Grenade]] (on top of the stairs at the 24-Hour Motel)
 
* [[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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* [[Picador]] (sometimes in parking lot)
* [[Primo]]
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* [[Regina]] (sometimes in parking lot)
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* [[Sabre]] (sometimes in The Well-Stacked Pizza side 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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*[[Vending Machines]] (inside the Alhambra Club)
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*[[Arcade Games]] (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 12:29, August 10, 2015

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

Idlewood is an African-American neighborhood with a high crime-rate and, just like Ganton, is notorious for gang violence, drug-trafficking and prostitution. Idlewood primarily consists of single-family houses, housing projects, stores, a Pizza Stack restaurant, a gas station, a few warehouses and the Alhambra nightclub, the most visited and known place of interest in the area. Other places in the district include a tattoo parlor, Old Reece's barber shop and an unnamed train stop in the border with El Corona. Although Idlewood can be classified as a low-income district, the west area appears to be middle-class, and bigger houses can be found there.

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.

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. After taking over the territory, there can be a lot of fighting between Varrios Los Aztecas and Grove Street Families in the area of Idlewood lying towards Unity Station.

Events of GTA San AndreasEdit

Notable ResidentsEdit

Places of InterestEdit

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

  • Broadway (sometimes found behind Car Wash)
  • Picador (sometimes in parking lot)
  • Regina (sometimes in parking lot)
  • Sabre (sometimes in The Well-Stacked Pizza side parking lot)

OthersEdit

See AlsoEdit

NavigationEdit

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