Northern California is a great place to raise a family. There are a tons of exciting things to see and do in this beautiful area. One popular city in the Eastern San Francisco Bay area is Hayward. This city is a popular location for families and students. California State University-East Bay Campus is located in the heart of Hayward. The city is also home to the Hayward Japanese Gardens. There are several popular neighborhoods located throughout Hayward. Hayward Highland, Mt. Eden, and Southgate are among some of the popular neighborhoods in the area.
Hayward Highland is a neighborhood located in Hayward, California a short distance from the university campus. The neighborhood is largely comprised of higher end luxury homes and has an overall lower crime rate average than other neighborhoods in the area. It has a population of around 5,700 people. There are many things to do around the neighborhood to keep families entertained. The Pioneer Pool, the campus pool, is open to the community and a popular destination. There are also several parks in the area such as; Green Belt Park, Old Highlands Park, Canyon View Park, and JA Lewis Park. Ramos Ranch, Wine Tours, Inc., and Pearl's give residents and visitors unique dining experiences. The local mall is nearby and offers a variety of shopping and dining options too.
The neighborhood of Mt Eden is a great neighborhood for families just starting out. There is a wide variety of housing options, from starter homes to larger single family residences, available in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is nestled in between the local freeway exchange and the Chabot College campus. It is also in very close proximity to the Southland Mall, which offers a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The neighborhood is also home to a variety of schools to serve the residents' educational needs. Southgate Elementary, California Crosspoint Academy, Einsteins Preschool, and Montessori Children's House of Hayward are some of the schools that are in the neighborhood of Mt Eden. The Hayward Executive Airport is also located here. The city also offers residents, and visitors, a state of the art public transportation system with over a dozen convenient stops located throughout.
The Southgate neighborhood is a popular neighborhood located near the highway interchange of hwy 92 and Interstate 880 and the Chabot College campus. It has slighly higher than average home values and has the typical range of single family homes located throughout. The neighborhood is a short distance from the local mall and offers a few unique shopping and dining experiences. Mountain Mike's Pizza, Lucky, and Nation's Giant Hamburger are popular destinations in the neighborhood. Several schools are also located conveniently in the neighborhood including; Children's Choice Educare, Lea's Christian School, and Shafer Park Elementary. The local high school, Tennyson High School, is also located in the Southgate neighborhood. Children, and the family dog, can play and enjoy the outdoors on beautiful days at Shafer Park, Shafer Dog Park, and Eden Greenway Park.