Temple is a middle-income neighborhood. The area is characterized by low-rise buildings, with the notable exception of a residential skyscraper located in the northeast of the district, on the corner of Mulholland Drive and Market Boulevard. Many businesses are also located here. Although there is gang activity in Temple, their presence is less prominent than in the eastern districts of the city.
Temple was ever a stronghold for the Temple Drive Families set of the Grove, which was also an enemy of the Grove set since the return from Carl Johnson to Los Santos. Later on the game, both sets were united again and fought together in a war against the Ballas near Temple, which resulted in the arrest of GSF leader Sweet Johnson and the full on decline of the GSF. Temple fell into Ballas hands halfway through the game and after the mission Home Coming, the player can acquire Temple as a GSF territory again.