Waylon is a coastal city located three hundred and twenty five miles north of Los Santos. It is the seat of Waylon County and is the starting point of Route 65 which runs south and joins Route 1. It stands at roughly eight metres above sea level and has a land area of approximately sixteen and a half square miles.
Waylon boasts several historical firsts including being the first city in the state to have a public library, newspaper and publicly funded school. It is the birthplace of several celebrated painters and writers, some of whom still call the city home. Modern attractions include the Waylon Aquarium and the Waterfront District, both proud bragging points for the city's residents.
Geography and Climate
Waylon is located on San Andreas' only coast, the west coast, with direct access to the Pacific Ocean via the regionally famous Waylon Bay. Located several miles outside the city is the Waylon Peninsula State Park protected as a pristine wilderness area. To the east the Colinas River runs through the Colinas Valley which is well known for its agricultural produce and farming.
The city is roughly eight meters above sea level and has a total land area of just over eight and a half thousand square miles. Waylon's close proximity to the Pacific Ocean gives it a cool-summer almost Mediterranean climate making it a very popular tourist spot.
The City of Waylon prides itself on providing its citizens with the means to pursue quality education. To achieve this aim the city houses several publicly funded educational instutions including;
- Waylon Elementary
- Waylon Middle School
- Waylon High School
- University of San Andreas - Waylon Campus (UWSA)
- Waylon Community College
- Waylon Naval Academy
- IAA Advanced Linguistics Institute (educational and research facility)
Despite it's smaller size Waylon has a thriving business community and hosts the corporate headquarters for a number of local, regional and national businesses. You Tool, Alpha Security and SwiftEx are known to be headquartered in the city whilst also operating stores within the city limits. An increasing level of corporate interest in Waylon has brought increased investment and revenue to the city making it remarkably well off for a city of its size.
Prominent businesses active in Waylon include;
- Albany (dealership)
- Alpha Security
- Animal Ark
- Bean Machine
- Benefactor (dealership)
- Burger Shot
- Canyon Entertainment (cineplex)
- Cluckin' Bell
- Cool Beans
- Declasse (dealership)
- Globe Oil
- Maze Bank
- Paper Clips
- Supa Save!
- Superstar Café
- Up-n-Atom Burger
- Vapid (dealership)
- You Tool
The Waylon Mariners are an amateur baseball team based in Waylon with a loyal following among the city's many sports fans. Their home stadium is the small baseball-specific Bayview Stadium and their home/away uniform is dark blue with white pinstripes. The UWSA Martens are a collegiate level basketball team hosted by the University of San Andreas' Waylon campus who use blue and yellow as their team colours and regularly play against their sister team from the main campus.
The most important events in the city's sporting calendar are the Bay League amateur baseball league and the Tri-State Championship between college basketball teams from the states of San Andreas, Carson and Stanford. With the absence of a professional level sports team many residents of Waylon follow teams from Los Santos and San Fierro.
Central Waylon districts make up the area of Downtown Waylon. This area is bordered by Lincoln Avenue to the east which becomes Route 65 after leaving the city and Jefferson Drive to the west which is the city's main arterial road. It is the urban heart of the city characterized by tall office buildings and corporate headquarters. Central Waylon extends to the northern city limits and is the most urbanized area in the city.
- Downtown Waylon
- Lincoln Plaza
- Abraham Heights
- Willow Grove
East Waylon is made up of the neighborhoods that extend east from Downtown Waylon to the eastern city limits. The neighbourhoods of East Waylon tend to be some of the poorest in the city with the district experiencing a high crime rate. The area is characterized by gloomy tenements, graffiti covered alley walls and seedy back alleys and is widely regarded as the "wrong side of the tracks" by many residents of Waylon. East Waylon once experienced small-time gang crime but is now mostly under the control of one gang in particular which maintains a violent dominance over the area. It is divided into three large neighborhoods with a large industrial area on its eastern limits.
- Old Town
West Waylon is made up of the neighborhoods that extend from Downtown Waylon to the shores of Waylon Bay at the city's western limit. The neighborhoods of West Waylon, unlike the more affluent neighbourhoods in Central Waylon, are predominately middle class with the notable exception of the wealthy Montebello Point gated community which borders Montebello Beach. The area is characterized by a semi-affluent area to the north centered around Montebello Beach and a middle class area to the south centered around Mill Row and Waylon State Beach.
- Montebello Beach
- Mill Row
Law Enforcement and Crime
Waylon is policed by the Waylon Police Department, an independent law enforcement agency modeled on the Los Santos Police Department. It also cooperates with the Waylon County Sheriff's Department who police the county as a whole and often carry out join operations with Waylon's municipal police force. The Waylon Police Department also uses a black and white livery bearing the department's seal. Lead a Chief of Department the Waylon Police Department is staffed by 105 sworn officers and a number of non-sworn support personnel and volunteers.
The Waylon Police Department currently uses the following vehicles;
The Waylon Police Department (WPD) operates a central headquarters in Downtown Waylon with satellite stations in Montebello Beach, Burwood, Abraham Heights and Willow Grove.
Waylon has been spared the rampant gang crime that plagues Los Santos to the south. But despite a vigilant police force the city does have a lower level of crime consisting mostly of self-made criminals and a small narcotics underground. Currently the Devils Chosen Motorcycle Club is the only organized criminal organization active in the city.
The Devils Chosen MC, a small outlaw motorcycle club, has come into conflict with the loosely affiliated groups of aspiring gang members and self-made criminals that call Waylon home. The Waylon Police Department lists prostitution, narcotics manufacturing and narcotics distribution as criminal enterprises active in the city.
- Waylon is a user created city set to appear in the original fan-fiction "Episodes From San Andreas: Brotherhood Reborn" by Enigma24. It is entirely fictional and non-canon, it in no way constitutes in-game content and exists solely for the purpose of the fan-fiction.
- Waylon is loosely based on the real-life city of Monterey.
- A small lobbyist group has petitioned to have the city's name changed to Montebello to "create an identity of distinction and style" but this motion has been repeatedly rejected by both the city council and most city residents.