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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Safe and sociable

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2021

Bins are well managed internally by Fizzy, which is preferable to what Hillingdon street bins look like. Hayes itself doesn’t have much to write home about, but the new burger restaurant is pretty exciting. Most useful is the quick overground connection to Paddington and Ealing which means central London is much nearer than it seems.

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This was a really great place for us relocating home from overseas. Staff are helpful and on hand, and the growing sense of community has helped us make friends and find a babysitter. The site is secure, any problems are tackled by the site team quickly, and communication is good. The properties are good value for money and the shared work space is a bonus.

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Bike storage is a bit awkward!

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

By arranging a suitable time for a handyman to visit. Our only ongoing concern is the continued friction between parents and dog owners and the inability to enforce that pets can’t defecate on children’s play equipment.

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Great Place to live for rent

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Review Date Oct 2021

Great place for rent and Modern and efficient bulding to live in. Great air circulation system in the flata and very warm in the winter so they bills have been really low. Amazing roof top, private parking spots and bicycle storage.

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I am really happy with building management team, they are very handy and resolving issues very quickly. Thanks kash and Eddie for continuous support. Parking and bicycle storage area they maintained so nicely

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I feel so good they are maintaining apartment area so clean

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

When raising issues on the portal, getting response from the team with in 1 day

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Best choice

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Review Date Oct 2021

Very good management and ready to help you, I did the best choice when we decided to move here

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Amazing and clean flat, with all electronic new and very economical, we just love our flat (I can’t believe this cuz I’m a person who like house with garden but here I feel amazing), very good neighbours and ready to help you any time, thank you Fizzy

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I don’t think is something, they have prepared everything

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I was impressed how quickly they manage everything

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Hi Mike, wonderful to hear such a great review! We hope you continue to enjoy your time living here with us in Fizzy Hayes!

Great place to live!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2021

Great building and management! We really enjoyed living here for over 2 years. The whole management team is always extremely helpful and responsive. I can highly recommend!

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Modern and efficient bulding to live in. Great air circulation system in the flata and very warm in the winter so they bills have been really low. Amazing roof top, private parking spots and bicycle storage. It could be slightly less bright in the night(half of the lights on).

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Rail train side is very bright but loud while the other is quiet and rather dark. So depends what you want.

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

Always quick and efficient in resolving questions and issues.

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Thank you for your review and great feedback

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