Emerald Hill, also known as Emerald Hills, is a tropical paradise on the coast of Westside Island. It has huge plains of verdant green grass and beautiful beaches, and is home to many species of animals. Idyllic waterfalls cascade amidst the tropical meadows, and the coconut palms of Westside rise amidst natural gardens of red and pink flowers. The only signs of artificial intrusion are the very few settlements, wooden bridges, and ancient caves. The settlement of Emerald Town is located by the sea, and is the biggest residential area in the valley. Though most of the residents of the Hills live in the town, a few live in small houses dotted around the natural, untouched areas, as Hepzibah Limestone did.
- "The legend of West Side Island, the Island of Illusion, tells that many years ago, a people here based the development of their civilization on a collection of strange stones, and employed their greatest philosophers to theorize on the true power of these stones. In order to gain these powers, some attempted to channel the energy of the stones for their own evil intents. These attempts, however, came to naught. Since, the legends tell that the stones have been sealed by the gods somewhere on this island."
- —The legend of Emerald Hill.[[Author]]
Thousands and thousands of years ago, an ancient race of foxes lived on Westside Island, and built their civilization in the Emerald Hills. They based the development of this civilization on a collection of seven mysterious stones. They employed their greatest philosophers to theorize on the true power of these stones, and, in order to gain these powers, some attempted to channel the energy for their own evil intents. These attempts, however, came to naught, and during the reign of Kalchis Kitsune an uncertain disaster occurred to the people, and their cities crumbled, and many died. Since then, legend has it that the gods sealed the stones away on Westside, protecting them from dark forces.
- ↑ All information, other than the destruction of the civilization and the fact that they were foxes, has been taken from the Japanese manual of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- In a kid's fanfictions, Emerald Hill is located in New Jersey, a state of America.