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Nestled in the bountiful nature that is Anchorage, the Scenic Foothills neighborhood is part of Anchorage County. This large community actually consists of several neighborhoods, bounded by Northern Lights Boulevard on the north, East Tudor Road on the south, Baxter Road on the west, and Shamrock Street on the east. It is bordered by the Far North Bicentennial Park on the south and Fort Richardson and the Elmendorf Air Force Base on the east and north. The Scenic Foothills community is in the 99504 ZIP code.
Several small parks can be found within neighborhood bounds, including Baxter Bog Park and Muldoon Park, but the true attraction is Far North Bicentennial Park, which borders the neighborhood on the south. This beautiful public parkland includes pristine wildlife habitat, watershed areas, and stream beds. While this parkland is meant to be preserved as natural open space, there are some amenities offered there, including skiing trails and a Little League complex. Visitors will also enjoy the Alaska Botanical Garden, along Campbell Airstrip Road. The Scenic Foothills community and surrounding parkland are known for providing a variety of beautiful trails where residents can walk, jog, ski, bike, and walk their dogs, depending on the season.
Despite the somewhat remote location, higher-education options abound nearby. Wayland Baptist University-Anchorage can be found within neighborhood bounds on East 32nd Avenue. Within walking distance to the west of the neighborhood is the University Area, which hosts the Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska-Anchorage campus. The University Area also offers several health care options, including the Alaska Native Medical Center and the Providence Alaska Medical Center.
Elementary and secondary schools serving this community include Baxter Elementary, Scenic Park Elementary, Begich Middle School, Wendler Middle School, and Bartlett High School.