Hayes

A Guide to Living in 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.

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.

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.

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. 

 

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Great place to live, Excellent management team!

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Review Date Jun 2020

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be:here Haye is great place to live and very helpful management team makes things easier for residents.

It is very good resident complex, Kash and his team makes it great place to live. The fitness event was excellent initiative at the time of lock-down, Keep up the good work, we’re relying on you !!

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What is the best feature of your home:

Well designed roof trace and ample open space between the blocks

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Great Living

Is very close to Hayes town, easy access to supermarkets, restaurants, drugstore also the NHS GP office. Quick access to trains and bus stop.

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Development is located 2 minutes walking to bus / train station. The facility is pet friendly, very comfortable, added has a nice rooftop with bbq grills, relax area with hammocks and some games to enjoy together. The support personnel is awesome, nice, helpfull and very attentive to all needs. Overall is a great place to live.

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The building is pet friendly and includes free wifi internet

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Best feature is that all furniture are new, modern, top of the class. It also includes and online guide for maintenance and cleaning of it

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Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad you’re enjoying the Roof Terrace!

Community spirit and the community vibe that Gatefold offers is rare to find in London.

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Review Date May 2020

The area has changed and evolved since I moved over 3 years ago. Nothing to dislike – in fact the area has become much more favorable since other developments opened up. A good change in demographics has made it more attractive in the last 2-3 years.

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Gatefold is a great residential complex to live in. One of the most significant positives is the community spirit and the community vibe which Gatefold offers, quite rare to find in London. The building management has been very supportive to residents’ feedback and always deliver, especially the very proactive property management team. Kash with the support of his team (Eddie, Brian and Hayley) have been splendid. They have been core in maintaining the community spirit especially during the current Covid times, by organizing community events and the most recent fitness events which is a savior to lot if us residents who are stuck in our apartments for the last 2 months. The fitness events were brilliantly organised ensuring that social- distancing was maintained throughout the event. Kash and his team have gone an extra mile to maintain the community spirit even during such challenging times.

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The property management has done a good job with this aspect.

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The Patio and the roof top is the best feature especially during summers. With the current crisis with social distancing measures in place my private patio has been a blessing.

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Thank you for your kind review, we hope you stay with us for more years to come.

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Review Date May 2020

2.mins walk from the station and less than 5 mins walk from the Town Centre hence all stores and resturants are very easily accessible. Lot more new developments are coming up on the same street.

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Excellent place to be a home. Staying here from more than 3 years now and still loving it. My family enjoys staying here with excellent managing team which always makes sure to be there for us.
5 kudos for the terrace garden and activity area🤩

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What is the best feature of your home:

Secure premises, terrace garden, activity area are just few of them.

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Thank you for our 5* review! We hope you continue to enjoy the community.