Modern wooden houses in a residential suburb of Douglas area,  Juneau. ALASKA, USA.  The Douglas area of Juneau is located on Douglas Island and is linked to downtown Juneau by bridge. You'll find that a lot homes for sale in Douglas, AK have great views of the Downtown area, Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and up and down the Gastineau Channel. Douglas began life as a mining community and was once a city on it's own, rivaling Juneau. After the mine collapsed, in the early part of the last century, a gradual decline in population began and in the 1970's, the community decided to merge with the city of Juneau. Now it is a popular residential area, just 10 minutes from Downtown.