Rancho Coronado appears as a self-sufficient town with Night City. The corporations who own the Arroyo factories planned and advertised it as a place for their workers to live out the real American dream. Rancho Coronado consists almost solely of identical houses, reminiscent of the ones seen in mid twentieth century American suburbs.
The district has its own bars, shopping, school, park, restaurants, and even a metro station. Security is overseen by the 6th Street gang, since the NCPD is spread too thin to maintain over-watch on the suburbs. Residents of Rancho Coronado are primarily mid and high-ranking factory workers, and some corpos who were tired of Night City's lights and noise. Most of the people here work in Arroyo and don't need to leave Santo Domingo for their entire lives. Despite its Utopian concept, the neglect and disrepair can be clearly seen.
- Some insist Rancho Coronado is not a district of Night City, but in fact a little town situated at its edge. It could seem that way at first sight, with its identical townhouses reminiscent of the classic 20th century inner-city suburb, quaint stores, bars, a park, school and subway station. Sounds like the American dream, right? Well, that's exactly what the land and factory owners of Arroyo thought when they designed the neighborhood. Every building was intended for workings living near their respective plants. Corporations even made sure that Rancho Coronado had its own law enforcement, since the NCPD couldn't be relied on. Rancho Coronado now mostly houses middle and higher-ranking corporate employees from nearby factories and offices who wanted to get away from the city. Residents from other districts like to joke that it resembles more of a hamster cage - everyone in Rancho Coronado has everything the need in one place. You've got your wheel, your water, your foot - what more could you ask for?
Behind the Scenes
- BATYLDA, M. The World of Cyberpunk 2077. 1st ed. Milwaukie, OR; Dark Horse Comics, 2020.