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Satellite view of Rancho.

Rancho is a neighbourhood in Los SantosSan Andreas in Grand Theft Auto V. It is bordered in the north to the neighbourhood Strawberry, To the lower-east, Cypress Flats, upper-east La Mesa, and to the west the city of Davis.


Rancho has a huge gang presence, supplemented by a high crime rate. The area contains small-time businesses, small, single-family homes, and a large housing project complex to the south. Rancho is the turf of the Los Santos Vagos and the Varrios Los Aztecas, who contribute to the majority to the area's problems. The neighbourhood is home to a significant Latino (Mexican and Central American) community.

Events of GTA V

Events of GTA Online

  • The neighbourhood takes place in missions where the Vagos are involved. Most of the missions involve repossessing vehicles or ambushing drug deals.


The southern part of the neighborhood is based on Watts, whilst the northern part is based on Florence. The projects to the south of Rancho resemble the Nickerson Gardens housing projects in Watts. There are also Los Santos' version of the Watts Towers behind the Housing Projects

Gang Control

  • The Vagos are permanently controlling most of the area.
  • The Aztecas only control the northern section of Rancho, and sometimes are rarely seen.

Vagos control Rancho, unlike in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where Ballas controlled it. However, Southside Ballas wearing Rancho t-shirts suggests that Rancho was once controlled by Ballas.

Notable Residents

Places of Interest

Roads and Streets



See Also


  • There seems to be a spawning glitch where African-American women spawn in the neighbourhood instead of Hispanic women.
  • The name Rancho may be based on the 1843 Rancho La Tajauta Mexican land grant, where Watts, Los Angeles is located.


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