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foothill

Foothill, Salt Lake City, Utah

Foothill in Salt Lake City, Utah is a relatively affluent, and primarily residential neighborhood of Salt Lake City that lies at the base of the Wasatch Range and extends west to approximately 1500 East. Also sometimes referred to as "The East Bench" It is bordered on the north by the Federal Heights neighborhood and on the south by Interstate 80. This neighborhood becomes increasingly affluent moving from west to east. Taking the name from the area's major traffic artery of Foothill Drive (State Route 186), which runs parallel to the base of the mountains and connects Interstate 80 with the University of Utah and downtown Salt Lake City. The University of Utah sits at the north end of this neighborhood. Points of interest include the Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, This Is The Place Heritage Park, Fort Douglas Military Museum and the Foothill Village Shopping Center. Some notable residents include numerous authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman, Sr., to name a few.

Foothill includes many distinct neighborhoods, including the Country Club (near the Salt Lake Country Club), the eastern side of historic Sugar House, the Harvard-Yale Neighborhood (many of the streets are named after schools, including the aforementioned), Oak Hills (formerly the site of the Oak Hills drive-in, above Hogle Zoo), Donner Park, University Village, St. Mary's Park and the Devonshire Neighborhood near the "H-Rock" (named for Highland High School).

Foothill also houses the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Research Park, Evans & Sutherland, the historic Emigration Market and Bonneville Golf Course. The University of Utah Medical Center and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (formerly Holy Cross Catholic Hospital) are both located in the University Village area of Foothill.

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