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.

 

 

4.25
Average Location Score

Excellent

50%

Very Good

32%

Average

15%

Disappointing

2%

Very Poor

2%

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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Feeling like home

Review Date Jun 2021

The area is quite nice, a lot of various shops close by, quiet at night, trains come by occasionally but you get used to it, the area of hayes in general is quite dirty, with a lot of rubbish in the streets.

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The apartment is well built. Holds warmth in colder weather, and is relatively cool once it gets hot. Had a couple maintenance issue, we raised this with management and they fixed it straight away. Would be nice to have a secure space designated for parcel, that is easy accessible for the tenants. Overall, it’s nice to live in fizzy hayes, problems get dealt with, we’re informed of any development and the neighbors are nice, creating a real sense of community

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

Not really something i wish i would have known earlier, but one thing I’m grateful for and really appreciate is, the community page, hearing what other tenants have to say. It can be very helpful.

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

One thing would be the noise from the hallway. As people come and go, the door closing can be very loud especially in the night. Also the motion sensor lights in the bathroom can stay on for long periods of time, wasting electricity

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Thanks so much for taking the time to review your home! We love to hear that you are enjoying living in Fizzy Hayes and that the app is useful!

Feeling unsafe.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

Close to transpot links. Overall an unsafe feeling recently and not enough is being done.

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We really enjoyed the area when we first moved in and the building. Recently security and safety has become a major problem. With theft , intercom access , feeling threatened and unsafe becoming common. I feel not enough has been done.

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

The lack of security.

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

Safety and security issues have been raised many times.

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Hi Diana, Thanks for leaving your home this review. We are very sorry to hear the security in the building has caused issues for you. We are aware there has been some recent antisocial behaviour and are working closely with residents and local police and businesses to ensure our residents are safe. We do have a number that you can use to report any suspicious behaviour – we have shared this on the app with everyone. Please do feel free to share more thoughts or feedback on this to us hayes@fizzyliving.com and we can discuss.

New tenant Mike

Review Date May 2021

Amazing team, ready to help and sort out any problems. Thanks

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If tou ask me for the price, I cam find a house probably but… not in this conditions, everything is new in the house, The house was clean and ready for us to move in.
Thanks.

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

Nothing, they told me everything on the beginning, very professional

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

Vent system on the bath, the switch should me near bath

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Thanks for the review Mike! We hope you enjoy your new home 🙂

Good value for money !!

Verified Resident
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Review Date May 2021

Asda, Tesco express and Lidl in close proximity. Train station 2 mins walk. Hardly hear any traffic noise.

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I have been living at behere since 6 months and the apartment is really spacious and well designed. The property management team has been very helpful and friendly even before I moved in. Thank you !!!

What is the best feature of your home:

Can’t really decide!! Kitchen, bedrooms with balcony or living area.

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