Glen Innes is a suburb located in Auckland, New Zealand, often known by its inhabitants simply as "GI". It is located nine kilometres to the east of the city centre, close to the waters of the Tamaki River.
Glen Innes gets its name from a large farm located here owned by William Innes Taylor. There were four Taylor brothers in Auckland, the sons of a British man who had had a military career in India. Three of the brothers had farms in this area and built houses; William Innes Taylor at Glen Innes, Richard James Taylor at Glendowie and Charles John Taylor at Glen Orchard (now Saint Heliers). Their brother Allen Kerr Taylor had a farm estate in Mt. Albert whose house was called Alberton.
The main streets in Glen Innes are Line Road, Taniwha Street and Apirana Avenue, which meet in the city centre. Glen Innes has a train station on the Eastern Line of the Auckland Rail Network, and is a hub for Eastern Auckland City buses (Metrolink).
Glen Innes has for the most part been a low-income, working class area with around 1,500 State houses. In a new effort to improve the quality of state housing in Glen Innes, the Government introduced "Talbot Park" an area of higher density housing, consisting of mostly apartment style places.