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Old 09-08-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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I've been looking at a few townhomes situated next to the Hayward BART station. They all look very new and have ample living space. I'm not familiar with Hayward. How is that area in general?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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If YOU like it then it's fabulous. It all depends on your point of reference...

Haven't you been looking for over 2 years now? You must have a feel for the areas you like and don't like by now. I wouldn't go anywhere I'm not familiar with, what would be the point.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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Wouldn't do it
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Wouldn't do it
Me neither. Hayward has pretty much no amenities. And although that area appears walkable, no one is walking over there. You are better served living in GrandLake or Piedmont Ave for cheaper established and walkable areas. Or Uptown or other parts of Downtown Oakland for something newer. I'd even reccommend Emeryville over that. (Wow! I hate E-ville). Or Dublin Station. At least the similar area in Dublin is safer, but no one is walking around. Dublin has better amenities for a slight price increase.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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I agree with Jade 408. There is a small downtown area in Hayward, with a supermarket, a brewpub, a few things, but not much. If you want to be near BART in the East Bay, Uptown Oakland is a good thought, there's the area around Macarthur station (generally better to the east and north as opposed to the south and west), Downtown Berkeley might work.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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I agree with Jade 408. There is a small downtown area in Hayward, with a supermarket, a brewpub, a few things, but not much. If you want to be near BART in the East Bay, Uptown Oakland is a good thought, there's the area around Macarthur station (generally better to the east and north as opposed to the south and west), Downtown Berkeley might work.
If you head east of the BART towards Piedmont Ave things range from pretty good to affluent, and it is still a pretty short walk to BART as long as you stay west of Piedmont Ave. I live on the far end of the neighborhood. It is about a 7 minute walk to Piedmont Ave, and 15 minutes to Grand or Uptown. BART is a 15-20 minute walk to either Macarthur or 19th, but there are a couple of bus options. There are lots of cheaper condos in the area...
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