As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home ...Read More
Hayward is a coastal Easy Bay city that now has a population of over 150,000 people. Located in beautiful Alameda County, California and wedged in between Union City and Castro Valley, Hayward is now ranked as the sixth largest city in the Bay Area region, and the 37th most populous city in the state of California overall. Hayward’s scenic rolling hills and spectacular waterfront location certainly make it an attractive and desirable option for just about any East Bay home buyer out there, but it’s the community’s rich diversity and easy accessibility that are perhaps Hayward’s two most celebrated qualities. California State University is also located in Hayward, and city’s strong economic growth and recently revitalized downtown also help make homes for sale in Hayward a great long or short-term investment as well.
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Residential development in Hayward has been strong in recent years, which means potential home buyers are often presented with plenty of newly built homes, condos, and townhouses. Homes nestled up in the Hayward Hills are often some of the most expensive properties you’ll find on the Hayward real estate market, which is more than understandable given some of the sprawling, unobstructed views of the bay front you’ll see from up there. The gated and prestigious Stonebrae Country Club is also where luxury home buyers will find a nice mix of high-end single-family homes on the market at any given time, while other more affordable homes and condos are usually scattered all throughout the city center and closer to Interstate 880.
As a typical Bay Area suburb, Hayward isn’t where you’ll find many well-known attractions. The Hayward Area Historical Society museum is located close to downtown, and there’s also a few small museums and art galleries situated in the area as well. But for the most part, Hayward is mainly dominated by sprawling residential development, which means outside of a fairly small downtown and several city-maintained parks that offer a few recreational amenities for locals to enjoy, you won't find lots of activity or hustle-and-bustle that often surrounds larger cities or high-profile attractions.