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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Very Good

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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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Incredible BOB’s, very comfortable living space

Review Date Mar 2022

This is such a convenient location to get in and around Central London. There is a town centre with in 5 minutes walk from the building with grocery shops and take aways, lots of halal options.

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We have lived in a one bedroom apartment and a 3 bedroom town house both were brilliant. We are in a one bedroom apartment again, it is very easy to bring up shopping and move in furniture. The buildings are cleaned weekly and car parking spaces are available.

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How useful having the community App is, it is extremely helpful.

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

Yes, repeatedly they have helped us. The response has always been quick and resolved.

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Amazing review, thank you so much!

Don’t bother looking at any other properties

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Review Date Jan 2022

Be Here was located at a sweet spot for us. We had access to local shops, pubs, supermarkets, train station, and parking very close to the apartment.
No complaints 🙂

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We have been living here for more than a year and had no complaints at all. We recently moved out as we bought our own house and the moving out was a breeze thanks to Akash and property management team. They arranged for cleaning and were quick to close the books to make sure we get our deposit returned.

Once we had moved out, we did receive few letters that were important and Akash was kind enough to mail them over to me at the new address.
I have said it in my previous reviews and saying it again, you wont find better property management team.

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You need few days to get used to the noise from railway tracks especially during summer months when windows are opened. This was not a deal breaker for us at all.

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Any issues raised were immediately responded by property management team. They would work around our schedule to fix things as well.

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A place you can call home

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Review Date Nov 2021

Living here is great for commuting into london as it’s just over a 5 minute walk to the train station. Cannot complain of any noise either by neighbours or passer bys.

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I love the townhouse that we currently live in. It has a very modern feel to it and the layout is really perfect for feeling like you have separate parts to your home.

The bathrooms are top notch and the way the living room expands out from the kitchen area is perfect for having visitors round.

I have no bad words to say about it!

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I wish I’d known how many dogs run around here or I’d have moved in sooner!

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

They’ve always been very helpful whenever I’ve had a request, whether that’s a parcel I need to have delivered to them or a question about the facilities within my home.

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We love the dogs too! Also so delighted to hear you are enjoying your Townhouse living – they are amazing! Hope to see you at the Christmas party!

At home in the big city

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Review Date Nov 2021

Incredible transport links, with just a 15min train into Paddington, and with the crossrail completion will only get better. I love the co-working office spaces available, there is some nice food places in the town and all the general shops you could need. Ealing is only a short train ride away for lovely pubs and restaurants. There are green places nearby for walks and fizzy has a lovely outdoor space and roof terrace which has been a blessing to have during the covid-19 pandemic and staying home. Bins are collected regularly although the space is shared so can get full at times, the streets themselves are quiet but feel very safe (they are well lit and a lot of security). We are close to gyms; energie fitness and the nest. There is parking outside the building which is available but not 24hrs, you can rent a space from fizzy or there is a multi-storey near the building.

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Gorgeous flat with beautiful finishes. I like that we have a balcony and that all the walls are white so we can decorate how we please. Fizzy are very accommodating and let you hang pictures and decorate etc as long as you return the flat to how it was at the point of move in. The building itself is very clean and has regular visits from cleaners. The BOBS are highly attentive and also very nice people (they plan social activities for the building such as ice cream vans in summer and pumpkins for halloween), they are also very quick to respond to queries on maintenance or repairs.

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Lovely neighbours and community. Would highly reccomend using the roof terrace on the very top of the building, it is often very quiet and has great views over london. We watched fireworks from it on bonfire night and had a fabulous time

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

Very fast response times, we had an issue on move in with our balcony and the BOBs came and fixed it that same day. The fizzy app is brilliant for getting quick responses and finding out what is happening in the building.

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Thank you so much for the kind words! We hope you continue to enjoy living with us in Fizzy Hayes!

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