- "Old industrial neighborhood under heavy development as yuppies and businessmen move in as fast as they can."
- ―GTA San Andreas Website.
It is an industrial area located in the southeastern portion of the city, and is in the process of being renovated (Likely due to the recent earthquake that shook San Fierro), an example of which being the building site next to CJ's garage (the district's need for renovation would later become significantly heightened after Carl destroys the Loco Syndicate's drug factory). To the north is King's; to the west is Garcia; to the south is Foster Valley, and to the east are Easter Basin and Easter Bay International Airport.
Doherty is modelled after San Francisco's Dogpatch district, which is also an industrial area situated below a major freeway and next to the waterfront. Like Doherty, Dogpatch has been experiencing a renewal, with new construction projects, a burgeoning arts scene, and other signs of gentrification.
Doherty is also home to members of San Fierro Rifa, who will occasionally accost Carl and question his gangster status, with a positive response guaranteeing a physical confrontation. Prominent spots where the San Fierro Rifa can be seen include; in front of the Doherty Garage and in front of the Brown Streak Railroad-served Cranberry Station.
Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Doherty is the first stop for Carl Johnson after entering San Fierro, as he heads to the garage he won in a race against Claude and Catalina, which turns out to be an abandoned Xoomer petrol station. Kendl persuades Carl think positively over feeling cheated, and to transform the defunct garage into a new business instead. Carl then befriends and employs Dwaine, Jethro and Zero, who, along with Cesar Vialpando, begin to operate the garage, turning it into a successful chop-shop.
Some of the builders at the construction site are being a nuisance to Kendl, by sexually harassing her and calling her names. So Carl goes and sorts them out by destroying some of the portable cabins with a Dozer and then murdering their supervisor.
Carl destroys a large structure in Doherty that was being used by the Loco Syndicate as a drug factory. He also purchases a safehouse just south of his new garage, and later purchases Wang Cars, a car dealership located on the border of Doherty, King's, and Downtown. This dealership's success is achieved through numerous car thefts by Carl and Cesar. Carl continues to run both automotive businesses throughout Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Places of Interest
- Burger Shot
- Carl Johnson's Garage
- Harry Plums Wholesale Fruit
- Pay 'n' Spray
- Solarin Industries (known as Shady Industries in the PS2 version)
- Stiphes Mortuary
- Wang Cars
- Loco Syndicate Crack Factory
- Flamethrower - North-west block, in a demolished building at the Waste Ground
- Grenade (after photographing all 50 snapshots)
- Micro Uzi (after photographing all 50 snapshots)
- Pool Cue
- Shotgun - At Solarin Industries, in its south-west corner
- Shotgun (after photographing all 50 snapshots)
- Sniper Rifle (after photographing all 50 snapshots)
- Chainsaw - North-west block, in a demolished building at the Waste Ground
- Black Boxville
- Bullet (x2) (one spawning location is triggered only if earned all silver medals in driving school)
- Elegy (only after Test Drive)
- Fire Truck (both in side mission vehicle and non-side mission vehicle versions)
- Hotknife (only if earned all gold medals in driving school)
- Huntley (only when wanted for export)
- Savanna (only after Customs Fast Track)
- Stratum (only after Puncture Wounds)
- Sultan (only after Test Drive)
- Super GT (only if earned all bronze medals in driving school)
- Uranus (only after Zeroing In)
- One Body Armor pickup - At Solarin Industries, in its north-west corner
- Camera - At the Cranberry Station, in the waiting room
- Two Police Bribes
- Two Snapshots
- Three Unique Stunt Jumps
- Doherty is one of the many districts in San Fierro where gay and lesbian couples can be seen holding hands or kissing.