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Glen Eden

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Orchards were planted from 1853 around Glen Eden, but failed to prosper until the early 1900s, when Dalmatian immigrants entered the sector. The completion of the railway from central Auckland to Henderson in 1881 encouraged the growth of settlements beside the line, including Glen Eden. In the 1950s and 1960s building companies like Neil Homes providing low-cost houses for new home owners.
Meaning of place name
The association of its early name, Waikumete, with the nearby cemetery was one reason residents pressed for a change of name. The council agreed and Glen Eden was chosen, firstly because the chairman of the council came from Mount Eden, and secondly because of the beautiful valleys and orchards in the district.