Hayward Real Estate
Hayward real estate is located in Alameda County, California. The city is in the East Bay and has a population of 144,186. It is a part of the San-Francisco-Oakland-Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hayward is situated between Union City and Castro Valley. The city is known as the “Heart of the Bay” mainly due to the central location. Hayward homes for sale include many single-family homes that were built from 1940 to 1969. There are also a large percentage that were constructed between 1970 and 1994 as well as newer homes and some historic residences.
The city is home to many manufacturing businesses and is the corporate headquarters of Shasta, Gillig Corporation, Azuma Foods International and Impax Laboratories among others. PepsiCo has its San Francisco Bay Production/Distribution Center in Hayward. Nakagawa Manufacturing USA, a division of Nakagawa Manufacturing, Saitama, Japan has a thermal paper facility in Hayward. Columbus Salame opened a $31 million processing facility here in 2011, which replaced the facility they had in South San Francisco. With the many businesses and corporations that are located in this city, it is a viable location for young professionals and others looking for jobs.
There are many activities and recreational options for residents of Hayward real estate. There are four parks within Hayward including the Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, the Hayward Regional Shoreline, Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park and Garin Regional Park. The parks provide numerous activities including picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, hiking and more. The Hayward City Hall has an art gallery and Cinema Place is the movie theater in Hayward.
The city is the home of the oldest Japanese garden designed using traditional lines in California. The 3.5-acre garden is administered by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. This district operates several parks in the area as well including Kennedy Park, the Sulphur Creek Nature Center as well as Skywest and Mission Hills Golf Courses.
Shopping venues include Southland Mall, the largest shopping center in Hayward. Sears and Macy’s are located in Southland. The Skywest Commons Mall is another center that includes Target. Providing many choices for entertainment, shopping, dining, recreation and more, Hayward is a city that has something for everyone.