This leafy neighbourhood blessed with the natural beauty of Tāmaki Estuary – and is just around the corner from beachy ‘burbs of St Heliers and Kohimarama.

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History: Why do neighbouring suburbs Glendowie and Glen Innes both have ‘Glen’ in their names? ‘Glen’ comes from a Gaelic word for valley. Much of the area was settled by William Innes Taylor, who immigrated from Scotland in 1843. He and his two brothers named their farms in a similar fashion: William had Glen Innes, Charles had Glen Orchard (now St Heliers) and Richard had Glen Dowie. The fourth Taylor brother settled in Mount Albert and named his 1860s-era estate ‘Alberton’, which is now a heritage site open to visitors.