Hayes

Once an industrial hub for factory workers, it’s fair to say that the Hayes area hasn’t historically been considered prime real estate territory. But with Crossrail on its way, and an emerging reputation as the ‘Shoreditch of the West’, all that looks set to change. But where are the best places to live in Hayes? If you are looking to rent in Hayes or buy a property in the area, check out our guide first.

 

 

4.30
Average Location Score

Excellent

51%

Very Good

33%

Average

13%

Disappointing

2%

Very Poor

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Best places to live in Hayes

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Block of new flats in Hayes

Where is Hayes?

Hayes is a suburb of Outer London, with Iver to the west, Uxbridge to the north, Southall to the east and West Drayton to the south. It’s in the borough of Hillingdon, 13 miles from Central London, and comes under the UB3 postcode.

What is it like living in Hayes?

Hayes has a large Indian population, and boasts some of the best curry houses in London. There’s also a good sprinkling of quality traditional pubs, the 600-seat Beck Theatre, and a café scene that could rival East London. There is coffee and brunch on offer by day, and live music and poetry readings by night.

In terms of outdoor space, Minet Country Park spreads over 36 hectares, and has a playground, educational visitor centre and picnic areas, along with meadows, ponds and nature trails teeming with wildlife. Alternatively, there’s Barra Hall Park, which has an open-air theatre and hosts regular performances.

Hayes transport

Hayes is well connected. Trains from Hayes & Harlington station whisk commuters to London’s Paddington in less than 20 minutes, and when Crossrail arrives, journey times to the likes of Stratford will be dramatically improved. For business travel or holidays, Heathrow Airport is on the doorstep – just a 10-minute drive from Hayes’ centre. The M4, M40 and M25 are all close by, too.

Residential Development in Hayes

Renting in the area

Where are the best places to rent in Hayes? Property developers like Fizzy Living and be:here spotted Hayes’ potential some years back.

Fizzy Hayes is a pet-friendly, Build to Rent new-build close to the station and Minet Country Park. It’s got an onsite ‘Bob’ who looks after tenants, and loads of events to bring the Fizzy community together. HomeViews reviewers rave about the service and the quality of apartments here…

Our flat feels so spacious inside despite being a one bedroom, lovely wide entrance walkway, no narrow door frames. Bathroom also feels super luxe and a major upgrade from our last new build flat. I love the fact our flats design features and surfaces are classic and understated so you can truly add your own touch and make a rented property feel like a home.” – CW, verified resident at Fizzy Hayes

It’s such a friendly community to live in and for a company to promote having animals is amazing flats are modern you can’t ask for anything else this is the place to be.” – Connor, verified resident at Fizzy Hayes

be:here Hayes is another sought-after development to rent in Hayes near the station. It’s part of the Old Vinyl redevelopment – there are restaurants, a leisure club and a music venue here.

Safe and secure residential complex with everything needed nearby, including train station, shops and fast food takeaways. Also a short bus ride to Heathrow airport. On site, the staff are very helpful and make great efforts to organise social activities for residents. These factors make this a great place to live!” – Zena, verified resident at be:here Hayes

Be:here is one of the best place to live. Amazing staff (Akash), Akash is very friendly and helpful.” – Vijaybalaji, verified resident at be:here Hayes

Click here to read our interview with Akash, be:here Hayes Building Manager, and find out more about the community.

Houses in Hayes

Buying in the area

Where are the best places to buy in Hayes? Close by be:here Hayes is Galliard Homes’ Trident House – an ultra-modern property with a striking exterior.

My flat is a good size and when I moved it was semi furnished which helped me a lot since I was in a rush to move in. I also have a lot of my co workers living here making it a lovely place to live for me.” – Zam, verified resident at Trident House

Barratt Homes is another big name that’s moved into the area. Arena is just outside of the Hayes area, and its sleek, modern apartments range from one to five bedrooms. More central, meanwhile, is Homesgate Place, a mix of stylish studios, apartments and houses a 20-minute walk from the station. These developments are rated some of the best places to live in Hayes.

Friendly community lots of kids, no issues, parking for everyone, shops are good hair dressers, 2 minutes away, there is a church and a nursery very nearby with great transpot links. It is a great area in terms of the lack crime. There are solar panels which are really good for reducing electricity bills, there is also a gym and a library which everyone has access to.” – Robert Mark, verified resident at Arena

Homesgate place is truly a hidden gem, lovely place to live. No close shops near you, so driving is key. There is a company that maintains the grounds, so it’s always clean and the vegetation is always trimmed beautifully.” – Andy, verified resident at Homesgate Place

Great house, spacious living areas and has everything I like. Very nice area, quiet, off the road so it’s good. Good amount of parking spaces. I have all the facilities that I have expected and it is overall a great purchase.” – Sherif, verified resident at Arena

Find out more about living in Hayes. Click on the Hayes developments below to read reviews from residents. Can’t see your Hayes property on HomeViews? Click here to add a new listing and share your experiences. 

Reviews in Hayes

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The properties are very nice, with good space and amenities

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Review Date Sep 2022

Transport links are excellent, being only a short walk away from a station on the Elizabeth Line. Access to Heathrow is possible in under 10 minutes. Bins are handled well by the estate. There are places to get food, but as a vegan the options are much narrower than previous places I lived, so I tend to go into London for eating out. There are nice walks along the canal. There is a superb climbing gym right around the corner — a main reason why we decided to move here!

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The building is nice, and the compound feels very secure. Postal deliveries are generally handled well by the management office. Any issues with the property have been rectified very swiftly, often on the next day after raising them by staff on-site. The properties are very nice, with good space and amenities. Noise insulation is very good.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Connections into London on the Elizabeth Line only run until midnight. There aren’t that many good vegan options in local restaurants.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very quickly and effectively. Issues are usually resolved within a couple of days by the on-site staff.

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Overall, the management team is pretty nice

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2022

The Behere apartment is just right beside station, and close to shops and supermarkets. Around 3 minutes walk to the station.

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Overall, the management team is pretty nice, problems and issues can be solved in time. we share a small garden, a parking lot, a large roof terrance, you can have a party or barbecue here. Properties are under good management and maintenance. Sometimes, road maintenance will cause noise.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I would like to know the if there is a swimming pool or gym nearby.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The building management team can solve and response any problems in time.

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Nice and Friendly appartment

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Review Date Aug 2022

Shops are very near and accessible, Asda and Lidl Is walkable
Gym, station, buses all were near and good location

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I have never seen this development before like an open community, we liked the location of the building.
Even management is too helpful, if any issues there will be addressed quickly. Facilities were nice and good enough. Had a separate post locker renz which collects the big parcels when we are not at home

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Open place and pet friendly good view and spotless

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They were resolved quickly and proactively by the team

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Review Date Aug 2022

I am sorry to say as I never complained before but the constant noise made by children through the day , every day ,I find quite annoying.
There are people who have to work from home and have to focus or being on phone calls . Also people who work nights and need to rest through the day that’s not possible with children shouting and sometimes can be almost through the whole day .
They might argue dogs bark but they never do that as much as children through the whole day .

Again the mess they make someone has to tidy up as it doesn’t look good seeing it day after day someone passes through the same stairways/ corridors.

Thanks for listening .

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Noisy through some times of the day

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have tried sending email out addressing some issues but I’m guessing residents ignore them

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