SSHA (Scottish Special Housing Association) built the estate between 1953-57, to rehouse families from the old, overcrowded inner city tenements. Arden was bought from Scottish Homes in 1999 by Glen Oaks.
In the time since the purchase, a comprehensive development has taken place including the first new homes in Arden in 50 years. The redevelopment has seen undesirable older tenement properties replaced with modern energy efficient affordable homes. Areas such as Kilmuir Crescent, Kilmuir Road and, our newest addition, Lunestone Court, have ensured that Arden is now an area in which people can aspire to live.
Arden is situated next to Junction 3 on the M77, providing fast access to Glasgow city centre to the north, and Ayrshire to the south. For those who rely on public transport, there is a regular bus service (including 24 hour service at weekends) through the Arden estate that links residents with Silverburn, Pollokshaws and the City Centre. Although Arden doesn't actually have a train station, Kennishead and Priesthill & Darnley stations on the Glasgow/Barrhead/Ayrshire lines have regular services and are only a 10 minute walk from Arden.
The shops located in Arden include a local post office and continental-style delicatessen in the local shopping parade, with nationwide chain stores located close by at Darnley and Silverburn. Arden also has a doctor's surgery and dental surgery within the estate.
Education provision is excellent with Ashpark Primary School located on Kyleakin Road and St Vincent's Primary School 5 minutes away in Carnwadric. For secondary education we have Hill Park Secondary School and St. Pauls High School. Arden also has nursery provision for younger children.