For the Grand Theft Auto V rendition, see Grove Street (HD Universe)
Grove Street

Grove Street in Ganton.

Grove Street is an iconic street in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is located in Ganton, Los Santos.



Grove Street highlighted in red on a map of Los Santos.

Grove Street is a cul de sac located in the middle of Ganton in eastern Los Santos, and is the main base of operations for the Grove Street Families. Grove Street is the home of Sean "Sweet" Johnson and Carl "CJ" Johnson, the two leaders of the Grove Street Families. They, along with their two siblings Kendl and Brian, were born and raised in the Johnson House. Beverly, their mother, continued to live in the same house in Grove Street until her death during a drive-by shooting on her house. Her son, Carl, returns from Liberty City after his mother's death and moves into her house.

Sweet lives in a house two doors away from the Johnson House, whilst Kendl now lives in El Corona with her boyfriend, Varrios Los Aztecas leader Cesar Vialpando. Lance "Ryder" Wilson and Jeffrey "OG Loc" Cross also live in Grove Street, and Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris had lived in Grove Street until moving to Idlewood.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grove Street, as the main base for the Grove Street Families, comes under frequent attack from Ballas gang members. One instance is the drive-by shooting that led to Beverly Johnson's death, and when OG Loc hosted a party at his house; three waves of Ballas members attempt to take Grove Street, although they ultimately fail. However, following the arrest of Sweet and the forced relocation of Carl (by C.R.A.S.H.), Grove Street and all other Grove Street Family territories fall into the hands of the Ballas. This is helped by Ryder and Big Smoke, who had aligned themselves with the Ballas.

Sweet is later released (via Mike Toreno) and Carl returns, and together they re-claimed Grove Street and Ganton for the Grove Street Families. Grove Street once again becomes the main stronghold of the Grove Street Families, who use Grove Street as a base for expanding into other districts (such as Idlewood). Following the acquittal of Frank Tenpenny, Grove Street residents (along with residents of Los Santos) began rioting. Carl and Sweet managed to 'lock down' Grove Street, and bring stability to Ganton. The death of Frank Tenpenny also takes place on Grove Street, after the Fire Truck he is driving crashes off a bridge and lands in the center of the street.


  • Carl Johnson (1968- 1987, 1992 - ?)
  • Sean Johnson
  • Kendl Johnson (? - 1992, moves to El Corona to live with Cesar Vialpando).
  • Beverly Johnson (? - 1992, killed)
  • Brian Johnson (? - 1987, died)
  • Lance "Ryder" Wilson (? - 1992, killed)
  • Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris (? - Early 1990s, moved to Idlewood)
  • Jeffrey "OG Loc" Cross



Stationary vehicles

  • BMX - Parked in front the home next to OG Loc's house.
  • Greenwood - Parked in front of Sweet's house.
  • Hydra - On top of Sweet's house after gaining 100% completion of the game.
  • Picador - Parked in front of Ryder's house.
  • Rhino - Parked under the overpass next to Ryder's house after 100% completion of the game.




  • Police officers on foot can sometimes spawn in Grove Street. However, even through NPC's vehicles cannot access Grove Street unless provoked into, police vehicles will usually enter the area when patrolling.
  • During the mission Burning Desire, Denise Robinson says that everybody in Grove Street knew CJ and his brother.