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.

 

 

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Excellent

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Very Good

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Disappointing

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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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Review Date Jun 2024

The area is very nice with the Elizabeth Line. It’s close to the station. There are a lot of restaurants around and it has a great community. The area is very safe.

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The properly is amazing. It’s fairly a new built with great insulation, new appliances. The properly is very safe with 2 main doors. The management team including Ha, Sajid, Kiran & Inga are very kind and helpful. They always greet you with a smile and help you out with any issues you have.

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Nothing bad about this property and no complaints whatsoever. All I would say is that I wish I could have moved here earlier!

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All the problems that I have ever raised have been taken care of by the team within 24 hours and fixed immediately. I have never had any issues with the team. Again, I am grateful to have such a wonderful team on-site including Ha, Kiran, Sajid, Inga, and the maintenance guys Kevin and Dhiren. They all together put up a great show!

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Hello Catalin,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. IT’s great to know you love living here! We enjoy having you here and attending the resident parties.

thank you for always being a wonderful resident!

All the best!

Landlord who care

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2024

This is great place to live really central especially where it takes 15 mins get you to Paddington. Co-op just a mins walk from my house where all convenience is the keys. Plenty of off street parking although you can pay extra to have safe and secure parking in the building.

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Super speedy response if any query raised. Compliment to the manager Ha who super kind, knowledgeable and straight forward talker nevertheless always there support us anytime of the day . Kiran is also very good as coming back to my questions. They always organise residents party almost every weeks. I get to know my neighbours from the party they organised. My son also love the party as well as me where he can spend plenty of time with his friends while getting free treats at the same time.

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Good is that you can get your deposit sort out within 3 days after you moved out. Massive well done to Ha & Kiran for their efficiency.
Bad is that the house get every hot in the summer so best to buy a fan ready nevertheless would recommend Fizzy to any one who looking to move

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If there are any issues report to Kiran and Ha , they will resolved in a great time scale. most of the time issues resolved on the same day.

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Hello Lauren,

thank you for the wonderful review, we appreciate your words and always lovely to speak to. It’s very refreshing to hear that you love living here and the kids enjoy the parties/treats.

Have a great day and see you at the next party. :0

Great location with helpful property manager

Verified Resident
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Review Date Jun 2024

Great location just 5 mins to station and 15 mins they will get you to Paddington The development I like, I have been here over a year and want to live here longer term. There is a gym underneath the building called the Nest. There are co working space in the building I get a lot of use out of these along with an outdoor 10th floor roof garden with 360 degree view. There also kids play area i would say it is lovely for family .

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The overall building inside is kept modern and well looked after. Have 4 entrance and each entrance has different theme. Relaxing one, pet station , game room or just greenery area. The building management is being supported by the manager Ha and two lovely ladies who have always been helpful for any issue that was highlighted and got to the solution straight away. Residents party regularly great for me to catch up with neighbour in a fun environment.

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Paid parking with the apartment other than that the building has a great community feel and is secure with staff in the building to assist when needed.

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Maintenance also have been very prompt in any repairs
Safe and friendly.

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Hello Zliu
What a wonderful review to read, we are vey happy to know you love living here and our team are always around to help you when ever you need.
all the best!

Modern building with great management

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Review Date Jun 2024

Central location with 15 mins to get to Paddington via the Lizzy Line. Noisy near the Train station but very quiet once you step in the building. My flat is super modern like new build.

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The management staff are great and very helpful. This modern building is kept immaculate . Any maintenance issue are resolved swiftly by the team with great amount of communication. Plenty of lovely residents in this building support by constant resident party where we get to know new and catch up with neighbours. Ha & Kiran is good always welcome and answer my question

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This is pet friendly building
I wish there are more parking space around

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The building has a great community feel and is secure with staff on site to assist when needed. Always feel well looked after here and the staff make great effort to make you comfortable as well as keeping you informed of any updates with no hesitation

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Hi Ylin,

Thank you for your amazing feedback. What an amazing review to read! Thank you soo much! I am so pleased to be sharing your comments with our team. Hearing this is very rewarding to us . Glad you enjoy living in your apartment.

Hope to see you at our next resident event 🙂

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