- "Officer Foley had to admit it. There were some parts of her job she like a lot less than others. And taking tranks and addicts home was to be on the bottom of her list. She scanned the street as they landed [their squad car] — hard to believe this neighborhood had once been a nice place to live."
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, page 61)
- "They ought to tear this whole place down. Nothing more than a breeding ground for tranks, lo-bos, and zipheads."
- —Officer Reese
Hilldale appeared to cover a large area over several blocks of town. A railroad line that connected to Eastwood Ravine ran behind the development, which became the location of destruction for the DeLorean time machine.
In 1985, people anticipated Hilldale to be a cool location; however, by the 2010s it had become rundown much like Lyon Estates. The sign at the entrance was graffitied over, with the wording Hilldale: The Address of Success crudely altered to Hilldale: The Address of SucKeRs.
47-year-old Marty McFly and his wife Jennifer lived at 3793 Oakhurst Street with their family. When Dr. Emmett Brown arrived there with the younger 17-year-old Marty in the DeLorean, the teen was excited with the idea that his future home would be there — not knowing the rundown status it would devolve into.
However, with the alterations to the timeline that followed, it remains uncertain as to whether Marty and Jennifer lived there afterward.