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Located within the Metro Vancouver metropolitan area, Douglas-Gilpin is a neighbourhood within Burnaby, British Columbia.


With a few nearby bus lines, Douglas-Gilpin is a fairly convenient part of Burnaby for moving around by public transit. In contrast, this neighbourhood is not very bicycling-friendly since there are quite a few hills, and the bicycling network is rather limited. Travelling by foot in this part of Burnaby is not very common, although many daily needs can be met by walking. On the other hand, driving is usually the best method to get around in this part of Burnaby. It is very easy to come across a parking spot, and nearby highways, such as Trans-Canada Highway, are very easy to reach from any location in Douglas-Gilpin.


A fraction of home buyers in Douglas-Gilpin may be able to travel to the nearest supermarket on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. That being said, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and there are also a few coffee shops in this neighbourhood. As far as education is concerned, daycares and schools are easy to access on foot from most houses for sale in Douglas-Gilpin.


The character of Douglas-Gilpin is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. Green spaces are very well-distributed and there are a few of them close by for residents to visit, making them very easy to reach. This area is also reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Trans-Canada Highway.


Around 30% of dwellings are single detached homes, making it easy to find detached homes in Douglas-Gilpin, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. About 40% of properties in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of Burnaby is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Around two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home whereas the rest are renters.