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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Just amazing

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Review Date Aug 2020

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Property manager Kash was just beyond amazing. No words to describe this man. What a gentleman, he looked after us above and beyond what would be expected. Couldn’t fault him or the staff around him. Very helpful. Quick to sort any issues. Really happy with everything.

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

No. There is nothing we would change about our flat.

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Encouraging and Supportive.

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Review Date Jul 2020

It is quite a peaceful and relaxing apart from the railways nearby. the area allows us to have good transport as well as retail links as such as Iceland, Asda etc. which is quite convenient for us. However in my opinion I feel that the area can be a bit more bound to leisure activities bring the society more closer together. But apart from that I feel that it is quite a good area and I like the enthusiasm in the trying to increase awareness in such circumstances.

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I feel that the area is pretty good in terms of the design of the buildings and even the way that the onsite staff manages the properties. They are extremely supportive and try to encourage the society. Finally, I feel that overall it is quite good and a healthy place to be in.

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I would have liked to know about the construction site noise which started almost every morning. But nevertheless it’s not a great issue.

What is the best feature of your home:

Vast majority of space available to store stuff especially in the kitchen and also the amount of space available in the house.

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Thank you for leaving your home a review – we hope you continue to enjoy renting here!

Great Spot!

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Review Date Jul 2020

Nice area. Still a lot of building ongoing, but in a year or two you won’t recognise the area. The nest climbing wall is right downstairs and is a great amenity. Hopefully we’ll see some shops and cafes opening soon enough. Stone throw from the station into London which is great

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One of the best developments I’ve lived in, but not without its faults. Apartment is lovely. Faults in the communal areas can take a long time to be fixed. Communal garden area is really cool (unfortunately haven’t been able to use it much in the lockdown). Overall great facility, but one improvement would be that the building managers could a bit more reactive on minor issues.

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I wish I had a clearer view on when more local amenities (shops, cafes) would open up in the local vicinity

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Building manager could be better and more reactive at addressing issues in communal areas (flickering lights, outer doors not closing properly)

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Thanks for the feedback Ciaran, we, of course, will take your comments on board and see if there is anything we can do to expedite response times.

Very good, been here over a year

Review Date Jul 2020

Hayes has great links both into central London and to the West Country. Hayes town itself doesn’t have a huge amount of nightlife, but plenty of amenities nearby, and super easy to get to Shepherd’s Bush for Westfields.

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Lovely flats, great management team and nice outside spaces. The location is excellent for getting in an out of London, only a short drive from the M25.

Also dog friendly which is a huge plus, it was really hard to find somewhere to rent that would allow pets and this is a chief reason why we chose fizzy.

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The parking system for visitors isn’t amazing. You need to book spaces in advance, and the wardens can be quite hot on giving out tickets if you don’t.

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

Very swift in sorting out repairs or grievances when they’ve arised

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Thank you so much for the review, we are really glad you and your dog are enjoying living here and are finding the location convenient – we love it!