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Hayward, CA

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The city of Hayward is located in Alameda County, California, a sub-region of the greater San Francisco Bay Area—more particularly, the East Bay. The name ‘Hayward’ evolved over time, previously recognized as Hayward’s, Hayward’s Station, and Haywood dating back to the mid-19th century. While the food canning industry once dominated this city’s economy, Hayward now thrives on manufacturing, retail and high-tech companies. The climate here is considered ‘Mediterranean’ and contains micro-climates—a feature common among cities and towns in the greater Bay Area.

Apartments in Hayward CA

$1494-$2126

City View Apartment Homes
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

$2296

$2296 Three bedroom in Hayward-25087 Oakridge Ct
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

$1100-$1450

Bedford Plaza Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1005-$1216

Park Manor Apartments
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

$852-$1417

Siena Pointe Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$950-$1350

Fletcher Towers
Beds: 1-3
Baths: -1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Hayward, CA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.83%
  • 7.92%
  • 7.94%
  • Female
  • 9.12%
  • 6.59%
  • 6.9%
$1246
is average rent in Hayward, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.44%
  • 0.43%
  • 1.97%
41.25%
of units are available for rent in Hayward
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1561
  • 151
  • 986
Getting Around in Hayward, CA

As a part of the greater Bay Area, Hayward’s location provides easy access to the many throughways that intertwine this area of the state. With many bustling highways, freeways, and bridges connecting numerous cities and towns surrounding San Francisco, traveling to and from the big city is a snap! The public transportation system in Hayward, known as BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), spreads far and wide with 104 miles of track around the region. This rail system is easy to navigate, inexpensive to use and offers many stations throughout the greater Bay Area, including connections to Amtrak trains and the AC Transit bus system.

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The average commuter time in Hayward is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.04%
  • 17.46%
  • 3.15%

Hayward's Parks

<p>With many regional parks located nearby, outdoor activities are boundless. Don Castro Regional Park is a favorite among Alameda County residents, offering scenic hiking along the lake&Otilde;s shores and a swimming lagoon with a shallow area for children. Coyote Hills Regional Park is located in nearby Fremont. This park features a rich wetland preservation and focuses on the culture of the Ohlone Indians original inhabitants of the East Bay. Lake Chabot is another favorite among area residents. This regional park features scenic hiking trails, bike paths, and a 315-acre lake for boating and fishing. Lake Chabot has also recently become home to a mated pair of bald eagles!</p>

Lake Chabot

<p>Lake Chabot is another favorite among area residents. This regional park features scenic hiking trails, bike paths, and a 315-acre lake for boating and fishing. Lake Chabot has also recently become home to a mated pair of bald eagles!</p>