Located in the southern part of Alameda County, Hayward is in a perfect location to appeal to both Silicon Valley commuters and people who work in San Francisco or Oakland, especially since the BART runs through the town.
Hayward has had some rough years in the past. In 1868, the earthquake fault the city was named after, the Hayward Fault, almost destroyed the town. Throughout most of the 20th Century, it was a manufacturing town, best known for food canning and salt production.
Hayward has known roots that date all the way back to 4,000 B.C, but in modern history, it was inhabited by the Ohlone Native Americans. More recently, Hayward was a major part of the gold rush.
No one really knows how the town was names, but most think it was named for William Dutton Hayward, who had a hotel there in the mid 19th Century. The 19th Century economy was primarily based on agriculture and tourism. Many crops were grown in Hayward, including tomatoes, potatoes, peaches, cherries and apricots.
Hayward is somewhat more affordable than many of its Silicon Valley neighbors, but the average home sales price is still above $6,000,000, with several homes listing and selling fore more than $2 million.
Economically, Hayward is both a bedroom community and one with several manufacturing plants, including Annabelle Candy, Columbus Salame, the Gillig bus company, Impax Laboratories, and Shasta soft drinks.
The climate in Hayward is relatively dry and warm in the winter and dry and cool in the summer. With an average of 18 inches of rain per year, they get about half the precipitation of the rest of the country. In July, highs average about 71 degrees. In January, the lows average about 42.
Ninja Movers has two locations that are near Hayward. We move both professionals and students and can do all types of moves from bare bones to full service. Call us at 800-646-5237 for a free estimate.
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