The historic buildings, structures, and sites within the boundaries of the City and Borough of Juneau are listed by "neighborhoods." The concept of historic neighborhoods was developed as a means of organizing areas within the community that have unique characteristics which set them apart from other areas. The boundaries of historic neighborhoods were established based on geography, topography, historic use, and types of buildings within the area.
Neighborhoods can be easily identified in the more populated areas such as Douglas and Juneau. In the less populated parts of the borough the historic resources are scattered. Therefore the designation of the Juneau Borough and Douglas Island were used as "neighborhoods" for outlying buildings, structures, and sites.