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

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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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We love living at Fizzy Hayes !

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Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

We have officially done a year and Fizzy Hayes and well it has been amazing! Not only are we situated right by the train station (so we can hop on a train and go anywhere) but we have an array of great shops and takeaways just on our doorstep! We have no troubles living here and have felt safe and secure in our development.

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Our flat is just perfect! We opted for the full finished package (beds, sofa, 2tables, chairs and tv sideboard, cupboard and side tables) and we did not regret it! It made moving in a breeze and they are of high quality. I was also really impressed with the kitchen and laundry equipment, again they are of high quality. Our flat balcony is the perfect size and what was great was we were allowed to Jazz it up with grass and bamboo.
At fizzyhayes there are three communal gardens, one of which is on the roof top which we love and so do our little dog. During the pandemic it was great to have these area as it gave us a chance to interact with our neighbours and we didn’t feel so isolated. (We also love the new addition of the bench swing!)
The fizzy staff are also amazing! Any issues or questions and they deal with it straight away. There office door is always open even if it is for a quick chat! They also put on some great event for free! We loved the lockdown party they put on to bring up our sprites during lockdown! We enjoyed partying from our balcony. They also drop sweet treats off in our letter box during special occasions which is such a nice thought. They always go the extra mile!
We look forward to many more years here at Fizzy Hayes!

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I wish I had known about Fizzyhayes earlier! We spent a long time looking for the perfect place to live that we’re happy to have pets!

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

Like I’ve mentioned before any problems are dealt with straight away but to be fair we haven’t had anything to complain about!

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Thank you so much for your glowing review! We hope you continue to enjoy living with us and your pet at Fizzy Hayes!

Avery nice place to live

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Review Date Apr 2021

Local shops is very close to the complex.
Supermarket rear by

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I have lived here for 2 years and are very happy here.
Maintenance issues are resolved in a timely manner and the maintenance staff here is pretty good and very helpful always with a smile on their face..
The office staff is always polite and courteous and attentive to our needs.

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I can’t really think of something as Akash was so helpful when we had the viewing for the property.

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

More sunshine so we can enjoy the beautiful roof garden 🙂 but it’s beyond my powers

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Hi, thank you for that lovely review!

peaful place with great management team

Review Date Apr 2021

near the hayes station very easy to travel.
i work at stockely park, so i also near by.
and another things, it’s very safe. nothings stolen for 2years

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great! management team help me lot, and they always have a quick response.
before COVID -19 there are always a party in servrol months, i like the party,it’s funny. i can learn a lot of British Culture in there.
for the design, my room is 302. my room can always have sunshine in the daytime, and that’s great. i like it.

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the hot water supplier Swtich 2 is not so good.
They provide very expensive hot water fee.

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

if they could change a better range hood ,that would be great

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Thank you for your review, our management team really appreciate your feedback.

Pleasant, Quite and comfortable/affordable place to Stay in.

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Review Date Mar 2021

Shops like LIDL, Tesco and ASDA are good. Bus and Train stations are nearby and always available with no complaints on commute. I have not had any complaint on anti-social behavior and all good

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Kids Play area/fun activities in terrace will help. (Nothing Major)
Lift (UP/DOWN Markers) in ground floor will help (Nothing Major)

We lived in behere Hayes in 2019 for 8 months and i had to leave to India and now i’m back again in 2021.

Even though i had other options nearby Hayes Station, because of the nicest staff members like Akash & Eddie, We wanted to be back in behere again.

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I was made aware of all important stuff and have no complaints.

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

Bedrooms with Lock and again Nothing Major and no complaints.

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Thank you for your review, we’re glad to have you back!

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