Brian Adams

Northeast Anchorage Neighborhoods

Stretched along the dramatic backdrop of the Chugach Mountains, Northeast Anchorage includes the neighborhoods of Muldoon, Scenic Foothills, and Nunaka Valley, to name a few.

Muldoon Road runs through it all, stretching approximately three and a half miles between Far North Bicentennial Park and the Glenn Highway. The surrounding area is home to some of Anchorage’s best outdoor markets, tucked-away trailheads, family-favorite restaurants, plus Anchorage’s only urban campground, and one of Alaska’s premiere cultural institutions — the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Muldoon is named after early Anchorage settler and homesteader Arnold L. Muldoon; his cabin was originally located in an area near the intersection of Muldoon and Debarr Road. That land later became the site of the famous Alaska Greenhouses, a beloved commercial nursery operated by the late Mann Leiser. Today, the same site is home to Chanshtnu Muldoon Park, whose arched play structures pay tribute to the greenhouses that once stood in their place.

The surrounding neighborhoods form a mosaic of well-loved parklands and bustling commercial corridors. Enjoy restaurants ranging from sushi to Thai cuisine to popular local diners, waffle and pancake houses. Unwind at a historic tavern located in an old Alaska cabin complete with a sod roof. Dine in, then get out to enjoy other area green spaces.

Nearby Cheney Lake ripples across a residential area about a mile west of Muldoon Road. Surrounded by a peaceful foot path and stocked with rainbow trout, the lake is also an ideal winter destination — when it’s frozen, city park crews groom it for ice skating. To the south, bordered by Tudor Road and Far North Bicentennial Park, the Alaska Botanical Garden covers 110 acres with landscaped trails and Alaska flora.

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