The 7 best neighborhoods to Live in Hayward, CA

Welcome to Hayward, CA also known as the Heart of the Bay with its central location between the two
metro areas of San Francisco to the North and San Jose to the south. It’s the 6 th largest city in the bay
area and home to numerous regional parks, recreational areas, and the oldest Japanese Garden in the
California. With access to the longest bridge in the bay area, two BART stations, and two major
freeways (I-880 and I-580), Hayward has become an attractive city for people to live in. Hayward home
prices have remained relatively affordable compared to the rest of the Bay Area. If you’re considering a
move to Hayward, finding the best place to live will help you make the most of your Bay Area lifestyle.
Here are our choices for the best neighborhoods in Hayward

Stonebrae: if you’re looking for a luxury, golf course community with views of the bay area, this is the
place for you. Located up in the Hayward Hills, this gated community offers a TPC golf course, club
house amenities, and gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay area. The neighborhood consists of
custom homes sites and executive-style properties by the finest homebuilders including Toll Brothers,
Pulte Homes, and more! Home prices start in the $1,700,000 with a majority of recent sales selling
around $2,500,000 as of 2023


Eden Shores: Located in the southwest part of Hayward near the border of Union City. The Eden Shores
neighborhood is known for its contemporary style luxury homes, condominiums and Townhouses in a
centralized location conveniently located near the San Mateo Bridge, I-880, and shopping areas. The
nearby retail plaza includes restaurants, Starbucks and is anchored by a Costco wholesale. Oliver Sports
Park is within walking distance offering a synthetic turf soccer field and baseball/softball fields. Home
prices start from $1,000,000 for the townhouse style condos and $1,500,000+ for the single family
homes as of 2023.


Twin Bridges: The original golf course community in Hayward, this neighborhood is made up of
contemporary style single family homes built in the mid 90s nestled between the mission hills golf
course. Located on the corner of industrial pkwy and Mission blvd, this neighborhood is a quick drive to
major freeways, Bridges, BART, and Garin Regional Park. A more affordable neighborhood to Eden
shores, expect to pay around $1,500,000 for a home in this neighborhood with some of the smaller ones
selling closer $1,350,000 and largest homes selling close to $2,000,000 as of 2023.


Mission-Garin: The mission Garin area is located in the southeastern part of Hayward bordering Union
City. It has undergone re-development by builders such as KB Homes, DR Horton, and Taylor Morrison
Converting the older sites and unused space in the foothills to mixed-use buildings, modern style
townhomes and single family homes. Further south on Mission blvd, you’ll find a mix of mid-century
and contemporary style homes along the Hayward foothills with gorgeous views of the bay and quick
access to Garin regional park! New condos and townhouse being sold are starting at the $900,000 price
point, while the contemporary style single family homes in the foothills have recently sold from
$1,530,000-$1,725,000 as of 2023. For more affordable homes, the mid-century style properties along
the foothills range $850,000-$1,225,000 as of 2023.

Hayward Highlands: Surrounding Cal State East Bay, the Hayward Highlands is known for its quiet
streets, numerous walking routes, parks, and wildlife that include turkey and deer. Just a few minute’s
drive to downtown hayward and major freeways, this area offers a change of pace from the bustle
without sacrificing your commute time. A mix of older style and Contemporary style single family
homes with large lots, and condominiums can be found with breathtaking bay views.
Condominium and townhoome prices in Hayward Highlands are averaging between $500,000 to
$800,000 while single family homes start at $900,000 and can reach over $2,000,000 for those with
large lots and bay views as of 2023.


Mt. Eden: The historic Mt Eden neighborhood was once the site of thriving farms and Salt-harvesting
companies. Throughout the years, the area has seen redevelopment with new single family homes and
townhouses being built near greenwood park. Older mid century ranch style homes can also be found
closer to the local community college with some home of the homes that have not yet been
redeveloped sit on large half acre lots or more Lastly, the location is also desirable due to its quick
access to the San Mateo bridge, I-880, southland mall, and Chabot community college. The
contemporary style condominiums and townhomes start in the low $800,000 range and can reach up to
$1,000,000 while single family homes start around $900,000 and go up to $1,300,000 as of 2023.


Southgate: Located just east of Chabot Community College, this desirable neighborhood is known for its
well-kept homes, quiet streets, local swim club, and the highly rated southgate elementary. The North
side of the neighborhood borders southland mall for easy shopping and restaurant access. Living in the
southern part of the neighborhood provides closer access to parks, local restaurants, and medical
centers (Kaiser Permanente and St. Rose). Condos and Townhomes start as low as $305,000 for the 1
bedroom units and go up to $600,000 while single family homes start at $750,000 and $1,150,000 as of
2023

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