Glen Eden, West Auckland

Glen Eden is a suburb of the Waitakere district of West Auckland. The suburb is in the Waitākere Ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland, which is governed by the Auckland Council. The village of Glen Eden is located on the West Coast Path.

Glen Eden has a population of 20,494 and 35.25 per cent of its inhabitants live in rented accommodation. The median house price is $699,000 and this has changed -3.59 percent over the past year and changed-1.89 percent over two years. Auckland has a population of 1,422,009 and 35.55 per cent of its inhabitants live in rented accommodation.

The median rent in Glen Eden for houses is $550 a week and the median rent is 4.09 a cent and the average time to sell a house / townhouse is 56 days. The median listing price for units is $547,500 and this has changed 4.29 per cent over the past year. The average unit takes 102 days to sell and the median unit rent in Glen Eden is $400 per week, resulting in a rental income of 3.80 per cent.

Orchards were planted around Glen Eden in 1853, but did not prosper until the early 1900s when Dalmatian immigrants joined the field. The completion of the railway from central Auckland to Henderson in 1881 stimulated the development of settlements along the line, including Glen Eden. Building companies like Neil Homes in the 1950s and 1960s offered low-cost housing for new home owners.

The association of its early name, Waikumete, with the nearby cemetery was one of the reasons that residents pushed for a change of name. The council agreed and Glen Eden was selected, firstly because the president of the council had come from Mount Eden, and secondly because of the beautiful valleys and orchards in the district.

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