Midway between Oakland and Fremont, Hayward is smack dab in the middle of the East Bay. Hayward is definitely a more affordable option than most of the Bay Area, and it is popular with first-time home buyers. The city is mostly sprawling suburbs with lots of homes and families. Also home to the the California State University East Bay campus, many college students inhabit the area as well.
Transportation to and from Hayward to any other part of the Bay Area is easy. Head north to Oakland or San Francisco, south to San Jose, or take the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge to get anywhere on the Peninsula.
Views will always be stunning in Hayward, as it is pressed up against several mountainous park areas, including Garin Regional Park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. SoHay Line is located just a five minute drive from the entrance to Garin Regional Park.
Parks & Amenities
Garin Regional Park is the more developed park, with a visitor’s center open on Saturdays where you can learn about the ranching and farming history of the park. There are barbecue and picnic areas, and the park also hosts the Garin Apple Festival in late summer, with their heirloom apples available for tasting right from the historic orchard. Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park is more known for their trails, and is mostly rolling grass-covered hills with panoramic views of the East Bay below. Since the parks border each other, most of the trails extend into and out of the different parks back and forth. The popular High Ridge Loop Trail is a 5.8 mile hike with a 1,020 foot elevation gain and probably gives the best views of Hayward available.
The Hayward Japanese Garden is the oldest Japanese Garden in the state of California. Created with Japanese garden design and principles, it was constructed to simulate the appearance of a traditional garden but with native Californian plants and materials. It is a beautiful manmade place to enjoy nature.
Hayward also has a bustling downtown area full of commercial businesses and consumer retail. If you’re hungry, head downtown to check out a variety of restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops. After you’re done eating you can stroll around the streets to check out the boutiques and admire the historic architecture.
The SoHay Line Community
The SoHay Line Community was created with commuters in mind. Just a short walk to the South Hayward BART station and close to I-880, Hwy 238 and 92 – you’ll have easy access to the places that matter.
Around the community, there are plenty of sidewalks, children’s play areas, and grassy areas to stroll around and enjoy the outdoors.
Proximity to Tech Companies
Because SoHay Line is in the East Bay, a commute to major tech companies may be slightly longer than if you were to live in the South Bay. But with home pricing under $1 million, it’s worth it to spend a few extra minutes on the road! Here are the commute times to a few major companies:
- Google: 35 minutes
- Apple: 40 minutes
- Facebook: 25 minutes
- Netflix: 45 minutes
- eBay: 40 minutes
- Juniper Networks: 35 minutes
- Yahoo: 35 minutes
- Linkedin: 36 minutes
- Cisco Systems: 35 minutes
- NetApp: 32 minutes
SoHay Line is zoned for the Hayward Unified School District with the following schools:
30565 Treeview Street Hayward, CA 94544
Cesar Chavez Middle School
27845 Whitman Street Hayward, CA 94544
Tennyson High School
27035 Whitman Street Hayward, CA 94544
Available Floor Plans
Created by Taylor Morrison, SoHay Line is comprised of 198 two or three level condominiums with five different floor plans, ranging from a cozy 429 square feet to a whopping 2,001 square feet. We were able to view the models of three different floor plans: Plan 2, Plan 3, and Plan 5. The two plans not shown are Plan 1 with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and 429 square feet; and Plan 4 with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 1,885 square feet. Enjoy our tours below to get a feel for the community!
Plan 2 consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,286 living square feet. The first floor has a roomy 1-car garage and a tankless water heater and area for extra storage. The second floor has all the living areas, including a kitchen with a large island and countertop bar and a spacious walk-in pantry. The open-plan living and dining area has an attached covered outdoor private balcony. The hallway has a stackable washer and dryer closet, and both bedrooms have an attached bathroom and large walk-in closes. The owner’s bedroom suite has a dual-sink vanity and shower stall. The second bathroom has a tub-shower combination and also a second door that leads out to the hallway for easy guest use.
Plan 3 is very similar to Plan 2, but is a third-floor unit, with stairs from the 1-car garage up two flights to the third story. Plan 3 has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,501 living square feet. The kitchen has a large island and countertop bar and a spacious walk-in pantry. The open-plan living and dining area has an attached covered outdoor private balcony. The hallway has a stackable washer and dryer closet, and both bedrooms have an attached bathroom and large walk-in closes. The owner’s bedroom suite has a dual-sink vanity and shower stall with a bench seat. The second bathroom has a tub-shower combination and also a second door that leads out to the hallway for easy guest use.
Plan 5 is 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 2,001 living square feet with a 2-car garage. The first floor has a full bedroom suite with attached bathroom and walk-in closet. The second floor has the main living spaces in an open floor plan format, including a kitchen with large island and walk-in pantry, a dining room, and a living room with attached balcony. A powder room and coat closet is just at the top of the stairs for guests. On the third floor are the two extra bedrooms and owner’s bedroom suite. At the top of the stairs is a side-by-side washer and dryer area and a linen closet. The owner suite has a bathroom with dual-sink vanity, a large shower stall with built-in bench; and the bedroom has a walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms have standard size closets, and the shared bathroom is in the hallway with a shower-tub combination.
Hayward is a fantastic place to live and offers the best of city life and nature in one place. Not too far from the other areas of the Bay Area, but just far enough to give you some peace of mind and lower pricing, it’s a great place to make a start if you’re a first-time home buyer, or to escape to if you’re tired of where you currently are living.
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