Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay” because of its central and convenient location in Alameda County – 25 miles southeast of San Francisco, 14 miles south of Oakland, 26 miles north of San Jose and 10 miles west of the valley communities surrounding Pleasanton. Serviced by an extensive network of freeways and bus lines, Hayward has two BART stations (Hayward and South Hayward), an Amtrak station, and the Hayward Executive Airport, with easy access to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose airports.
In Hayward, as of May 2011, the median sales price for an existing Single-Family dwelling was $272,950, and $156,000 for an existing Condominium – Bay East Association of Realtors.
Total Housing Units: 48,406 as of January 1, 2011 (CA Department of Finance).
Median Household Income – $76,663 – Source: Claritas, Inc. 2007