|The Associations members come mainly from the Eden Park neigbourhood. Predominantly residential, the area was first developed in the 1880s and 1890s, when what is now Eden Park was still a swamp.
Today, with many of its original Villa and Bungalow houses renovated, the area is home to a vibrant and diverse community. Many young families moved into the area in the 1980s and 1990s and local kindergartens and schools are now thriving. Dominion Road, which runs through the heart of the community, attracts many people to its cafes and restaurants. To the west, high density housing now encroaches into the light industrial area of Morningside.
The local community places a high value on the distinctive character and charm of its turn of the century buildings. The Council, too, has taken steps to retain these heritage qualities with a Residential 1 zoning over most of the area. Conservation Area status ensures protection for the Edwardian villas of Burnley Terrace and King Edward Street.
History of the Area
Local History and pictures