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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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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Fizzy .. The Perfect Place to Live

Review Date Feb 2021

This place is very good to live in. It is very close Hayes rail station and close to Heathrow Airport too.

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Fizzy Hayes is one of the best places I have ever lived. Quality in construction and finishes. Wonderful facilities and good spaces. Perfect design. Best services. Lovely staff. The buildings are well insulated, as they do not allow cold air to get in during the winter.

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

Safe and secure buildings

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I really don’t like this type of flooring. I wish it is different type.

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Make wise choices!

Review Date Feb 2021

Me and my partner are enjoying our stay at Fizzy. We have been living near Fizzy for a while, and we can say for sure – Fizzy is the best option in Hayes. Our friend was living there and they recommended us to try Fizzy out. Honestly, never disappointed. It’s really close to the bus station and the tube. The groceries are not that far from the building too. As for the cons, outside and sometimes inside the building it can be quite noisy as it is near the railway.

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We were particularly attracted by the design of the buildings and spacious living rooms with plenty of light. Rooftop gardens saved us during the pandemic, as we tried to avoid leaving the building without the need. On the other hand, we didn’t not understand the design solution with the bricks that literally closes half of the window, but that’s not a big deal.

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We were pleased to know that you can keep animals, it gave us an opportunity to get a pet.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Eliminating the noise from the railway would be a great idea.

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An excellent development

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Review Date Feb 2021

In lockdown we discovered a wealth of local areas which were a joy to explore. In particular the nearby park and the Grand Union Canal.

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The building is modern with plenty of space. I particularly liked the fact that the walkways were external, rather than using up internal space which would have sacrificed flat space. The roof terrace is excellent in summer with lots of seating.

The on site secure parking was a big bonus with excellent transport links via road, rail and air (Heathrow being 1 stop away).

There was an active community in the development even during lockdown with the management team being very friendly and attentive when needed.

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I wish I had discovered Maemes Peri Peri and Desserts on Uber Eats sooner… YUM

What is the best feature of your home:

The large bedrooms with a nice even split between the two in terms of floor space.

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Highly recommend!

Review Date Feb 2021

This area has great and easy access to the rail station (taking you into central london) and bus stops as well as a variety of shops including restaurants and take aways! Everything is within a few minutes walk.

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The building is fairly new (2018) and in really good condition (this includes the flats). If there is a problem, you can always contact a BOB who will arrange a time to come and view any issues that you have and fix them. Residents also do a good job at keeping communal areas clean. The property management is exceptional. Ha Doan who is the property manager for our building has been amazing. Ha has always been available to answer any questions via phone or email and responds very quickly. Ha really made the process of renting very easy and smooth and we are so thankful for her! What is also great about Fizzy is the shared app all residents can download. On the app tenants can discuss a range of topics, ask questions and we also have access to discount codes for local restaurants/cafes/takeaways. Theres also an on site gym! Living here is great 🙂

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

nothing!

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

They have been great! Ha Doan is very prompt at responding to any problems we have had and even follows up on the issues once the tickets are closed to ensure everything has been resolved!

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