Palmont City consists of the central Downtown area, southern industrial Kempton district, western Fortuna coastal region, northern casino-populated Silverton area and the eastern city of San Juan.
All regions with the exception of San Juan are connected to highway 142. The outer region of Palmont is surrounded by canyons that are not accessible via free roam gameplay.
The Palmont Police Department serves as the main law enforcement agency and sends patrols to each of Palmont's regions. Players find more patrolling units in territories with higher zone heat levels.
DowntownEditKenji's Bushido crew and comprises five areas - Billings District, Historic Chinatown, Old Quarter, Mason District and King's Park. Although it is largely made up of highways, the Downtown area is also notable for having a high number of tight corners in certain districts.
FortunaEditWolf's TFK crew and made up of five areas - South Fortuna, Fortuna Heights, Hillsborough, Ocean View and Palmont University. Due to being set in a coastal area, players encounter many winding roads and elevations here.
KemptonEditAngie's 21st Street crew and can be divided into five smaller areas - Morgan Beach, Kempton Holdings, The Projects, Eskuri Plaza and Newport Industrial Park. Most race events in Kempton follow long highways that allow for acceleration to top speed.
SilvertonEditDarius' Stacked Deck crew and featured with the territories Neon Mile, Canmor Downs, Starlight Strip, Infinity Park, Shady Pine and Silverton Refinery. Silverton offers the player a wide range of road types - be it highways and consecutive sharp turns.
Silverton is the heaviest police patrolled area as the minimum territory heat level is 4.
San Juan is the only district in Palmont City to be inaccessible in Free Roam mode and to lack any crew presence. It is not featured in Need for Speed: World.
- A high number of traffic vehicles, buildings, and other details are reused assets from Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
- The San Juan district has a New Mexico state flag in some areas.
- There are billboards throughout the city advertising Palmont Motor Raceway but the location isn't featured in the title.
- Throughout the city, there are Castrol Quick Lubes and Auto Zones due to the fact they are both sponsors of the game.
- In the city, the bus stop advertisements vary by district. Kempton has advertisements of Progressive Direct whereas Downtown has Mazdaspeed3, and Fortuna features T-Mobile Sidekick 3. San Juan has advertisements of K&N Lifetime Air Filters and Silverton features the fictional Jim Gusa Experience.
- During development of Need for Speed: Carbon, there was an additional car lot and garage in Silverton, but neither is featured in the released game.
Main Locations in Need for Speed