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Going to be sad to leave the Residential District. Well... not really.Dean Domino

The residential district is a location within the Villa in the Sierra Madre in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


Prior to the Great War, the residential district was a place for the casino's high rollers and entertainers to enjoy the outdoors in seclusion due to the Villa's remote location.


The entire area is blanketed by the Cloud and has several lethal pockets. Numerous traps and some ghost people can be found around the area. Due to the heavy contamination, it is advisable to first acquire Dean Domino as a companion before exploring, as his Unclean Living perk will lessen the damage that wandering through the Cloud pockets will inflict.

Eastern shortcut[]

The quickest route to and from Dean Domino's residence requires passing through a small section of toxic cloud, but by turning left at the initial fork and then hugging the right wall until reaching a square with two strings of "Christmas Lights" hung across to Domino's tall house, he can be reached fairly quickly.

Western route[]

Taking the western route makes it possible to reach Dean Domino without passing through any toxic cloud concentrations. One must climb the stairs straight ahead, just past the demolition charge, when arriving from the Villa gate, and then pass through a building booby-trapped with a pressure plate, two rigged shotguns, and a trip-wire rigged to a grenade bouquet to reach a square on the other side.

On reaching the second square, there is a mass of toxic cloud ahead on the lower story (the one with three ammo boxes and a brightly glowing container of RadAway in the center), although through this and to the south there is a cul-de-sac where one of Dean's secret stashes can be found.

One can continue to avoid passing through the toxic cloud by crossing to the next staircase and traversing a series of upper balconies and rooms. Sometimes these look like they contain wisps of toxic cloud, but while passing along the main path there will not be cloud damage. Both of the upper floor rooms are variously trapped with tripwires and pressure plates, and the balconies with demolition charges.

Upon reaching the next staircase down, it appears that the staircase descends into the toxic cloud, but when hugging the right wall all the around it does not. One eventually reaches Dean Domino's house with its strings of lights across the square; the entrance to the house can be reached around to its rear.

Notable loot[]

  • Two Dean's Secret Stashes
    • For the first one, walk directly from the district entrance toward the fountain to the left of the staircase ahead and turn left. Unlock the gate and turn left at the next doorway. Through the gate, follow the path to a courtyard filled with Cloud, and go up the stairs directly in front. At the top of the stairs, go left into the room and jump behind the couch.
    • For the second one, from the entrance again, head up the stairs directly in front (watch for a pressure plate just inside the doorway at the top of the stairs; there is also a double-rigged shotgun aimed at the entrance of the room along with a tripwire at the exit of the room). Proceed to the next area with the Cloud. Hug the wall to the left under the columns to avoid the Cloud, and turn left into a small atrium; the stash is located in the southeast corner.
  • Three Lover's Mark stashes
    • The first is just to the left as you enter the area from the Villa containing miscellaneous foodstuffs.
    • The second is up the second set of stairs next to the Cloud-covered courtyard with the tripwire and grenade trap, next to the stove in the corner.
    • The third is south of the stairs leading to Domino's room, in the SW corner of the courtyard, behind the corner arch pillar, containing ammo.
  • A total of 15 frag grenades can be obtained if all five grenade bouquets are successfully disarmed (requires a 25 Explosives skill level) - notable because explosive weapons are otherwise rather difficult to obtain in the Sierra Madre.
  • Ace of Diamonds - Sierra Madre - Around the corner southwest of the door to the Villa, past a vending machine and dead tree, under the south end of a bench.
  • 2 of Spades - Sierra Madre - Inside a second-floor room with a pressure plate, rigged shotgun and fire extinguisher trap, with Cloud-covered courtyards to the south and (along with two dead trees and three tree stumps) to the east, behind a bed against the north wall.
  • 7 of Hearts - Sierra Madre - Inside a second-floor room with a tripwire and rigged shotgun, up the stairs and across the makeshift bridge seen upon entering, on a wooden coffee table with two bottles of dirty water.
  • 9 of Hearts - Sierra Madre - Inside a second-floor room southeast of Dean's place, behind a bed in the southwest corner.
  • A copy of Duck and Cover! - Found under the bed in Dean Domino's room. However, it spawns closer to the wall, meaning the book is only obtainable by using explosives and dropping throwing spears to force it out.
  • Dean's tuxedo - Worn by Dean Domino. Can be taken from his inventory when he is an active companion.

Related quest[]


  • Although Dean states that he was responsible for setting the numerous traps in the area, he can nonetheless walk right into them and set them off when he's an active companion.
  • One tripwire at ground level in the southwest corner of the local map (near a ground level pressure plate trap) does not appear to trigger anything nor does it show any association to traps when viewed in GECK.


The residential district appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.