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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Average Location Score

Excellent

48%

Very Good

34%

Average

15%

Disappointing

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Top Rated Developments in Hayes

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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Disappointing, disappointing, disappointing – Consider other buildings close by.

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Review Date Nov 2020

A lot of criminal activities around the area (which is kind of expected in Hayes) but people broke into the building at least 3 times for the time I was there. The only 2 good things about this area is the amount of short distance supermarkets and the close proximity to the train station.

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The design is stunning and it is what sells the flats. They look and feel new and although I have to say they are not as functional, they do look fun. The building is well kept and there is an app where the community can ask questions and help each other.

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If you give them 5 stars rate here you can be one of the lucky winners of one month free rent. That why so many positive reviews around here. Don’t trust any 5 star reviews, that’s all I can say.

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They can quickly fix a loose pipe under the sink but anything else would take them 6+ months up to 1 year. So if your window breaks after you move in you are going to be living without a window for another year. I am not joking.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are sorry to hear that you’ve experienced a few issues. In the future, please make us aware of such issues so we can resolve them -we are unaware of any flats with broken windows. We have also received no reports of such break-ins either. It is not very clear if you are talking about Fizzy Hayes. Nevertheless, we will make sure to pass this feedback onto the team so improvements can be made where necessary. Many thanks, Fizzy Management.

It’s been my home for 3 years!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

The area is superb. With Hayes and Harlington station just a 5 minute walk away from the development you are connected with the rest of London at ease and with cross rail set to be completed next year it will be even more convenient for you to get into the city – Ealing Broadway is currently just 6 minutes away by TFL rail and Paddington less than 15 minutes! When cross rail is set to be complete it will open up the central section via Central London and you will be able to travel direct to Bond Street, Oxford Street, Canary Wharf and many more stops with just one train. All the major supermarkets are located within just a 10 minute walk and a handy Tesco Express next to the station just in case you run out of wine on a Saturday night and don’t want to talk to Asda! We have lots of handy shops, pharmacies and independent grocery stores in Hayes Town Centre (5 minutes walk). The area is very up and coming and there’s lots of new exciting things happening in Hayes!

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I am now entering my 3rd year as a tenant here and I quite honestly wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, it’s home! The building is super modern and the flats are finished to a very high standard – friends are very jealous when they come visit! We have communal gardens, roof tops and working spaces – it has been a godsend during the lockdowns. Fizzy Hayes also host summer and winter party’s, with BBQ food, alcohol and nibbles all complimentary – a very nice way of meeting your neighbours. Bill tracking and energy consumption is very easy to track, appliances are so new they have eco options! There are cleaners here most days making sure the communal areas, lobby and corridors are clean! We also have the property managers or ‘BOBs’ who are on hand whenever you need them, if you have any problems within your flat you can log in on an app and it will be seen to straight away! The building is super safe and we have fob access so no unwanted visitors! They are even installing new Amazon lockers here so parcel delivery will be trackable straight to your locker. The rent is very reasonable and is worth every penny – Hayes is becoming such an unbelievably popular area with its ease of getting into the city and proximity from Heathrow, 10 years ago who’d of thought it would be like this?

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I knew everything before I moved in – the BOBs are super good at the viewings.

What is the best feature of your home:

Apart from the great and modern appliances I would say my balcony is the best feature, it’s big and in the summer it becomes an extra room! It’s also good to dry the washing on because of the breeze 😄

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Modern apartment with great design

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Review Date Nov 2020

I like that there is a high street near by as well as big supermarkets however the disadvantage is that it is a bit of a walk/drive away. There are no corner shops near the building.

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The design is superb and the service of propert managers are great and very prompt with any queries we may have so that’s a bonus. Only problem we have is sometimes having trouble locating our delivery parcels but I hear that will soon be sorted with new lockers for tenants

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Can get quite noisy at night due to lots of kids hanging around in the area which sometimes results in a few disruptions.

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We usually communicate any issues we have via the app or sometimes email which often gets actioned by prop managers on the same day or latest few days later. They will send someone out as soon as they can to resolve our issue.

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Lovely and convenient

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Review Date Oct 2020

Pretty close to train and bus, shops and amenities. Lovely neighbourhood.

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Newly built apartments ready to move in, convenient desing and green areas for children and pets. Special app for residents where you can share information and get / provide help. The location is pretty close to the train station and sevelar big / small shops around.

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Construction sites around

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I had several inquiries about the flat and common areas, they replied timely.

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WOW full marks, thank you so much!

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