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 well 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, Arden is well placed with a regular bus service (including 24 hours service at weekends) through the 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 only 10 minutes walk from Arden.
Arden is also well-placed with local shops including 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 surgery and dental surgery within the estate.
Local education provision is also excellent with Ashpark Primary School located on Kyleakin Road and St Vincent's Primary School 5 minutes away in Carnwadric. Arden also has nursery provision for the younger kids too.