Glendene, West Auckland

Glendene is in the outskirts of West Auckland , New Zealand. It is governed by the local government of the Auckland Council.

Glendene, including the geographical areas of Glendene North and Glendene South, had a population of 7,563 throughout the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 642 (9.3 per cent) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 942 (14.2 per cent) since the 2006 census. There were 2,226 homes in the region. There were 3,819 males and 3,747 females, with a gender ratio of 1,02 males per female, 1,626 (21.5 per cent) aged 15 years, 1,686 (22.3 per cent) aged 15 to 29, 3,468 (45.9 per cent) aged 30 to 64, and 789 (10.4 per cent) aged 65 or older.

Glendene is named after a farm in the area owned by Percy Jones, which had been later subdivided into housing. Most of the growth as a suburban neighbourhood took place in the 1960s and 1970s.

In April 2014, Glendene became a member of the new Kelston electorate.

The Glendene Community Hub was opened in March 2015 in response to Council studies that revealed a need for community growth in the area.

Glendene Playcentre (birth-6 years old).

The nearest primary school (years 1-6) is the Glendene School (opened in 1965) and is co-educational. As of March 2020, the roll was 161.

Nearby secondary schools are Henderson High School, Kelston Boys High School, Kelston Girls College, Liston College and St Dominic College.
Glendene is primarily a suburban neighbourhood with a north-eastern section dedicated to the light industry. Affordability and proximity to Henderson, New Lynn and the highway are major attractions for Glendene. With convenient access to the motorway, the Auckland CBD and the North Shore, and plenty of public transport options in the area, many people prefer to live in Glendene and work in the vicinity.

The number of schools, preschools, local reserves and shopping malls in the area makes it an attractive location for many different lifestyles, and the demand for rent is high.

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