Hilldale Logo

Hilldale logo.


The graffitied sign at the entrance of Hilldale in 2015. Marty can be seen in the middle of the road in the background, having wandered off to explore.


Foley and Reese's police car arrives in Hilldale in 2015.


Marty stands near the DeLorean time machine. in Hilldale in 2015.


Biff Tannen steals the DeLorean at the entrance of Hilldale in 2015.


Marty and Jennifer in Marty's Toyota Hilux truck at the entrance of Hilldale in 1985.

"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 was a planned neighborhood in Hill Valley, which was first constructed around 1985 and existed to at least 2015.


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.

Officer Reese of the Hill Valley Police Department was of the opinion that because of the kind of people Hilldale attracted, the whole place should be demolished (see second Quote above).

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.


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