The 10 Cheapest Hayward, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Hayward are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Hayward might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Hayward neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Hayward are the cheapest.

The Cheapest Neighborhoods In Hayward For 2022

  1. Whitman-Mocine (Homes)
  2. Fairway Park (Homes)
  3. Harder-Tennyson (Homes)
  4. Glen Eden (Homes)
  5. Longwood-Winton Grove (Homes)

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Hayward for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Whitman-Mocine looks to be the cheaptest Hayward neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Hayward. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Hayward that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Hayward.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 5 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Hayward For 2022

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Population: 4,603
Cost Of Living Index: 139 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.3 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (9th cheapest)
More on Whitman-Mocine: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 8,860
Cost Of Living Index: 152 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.7 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.01 (cheapest)
More on Fairway Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 20,219
Cost Of Living Index: 132 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.6 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (11th cheapest)
More on Harder-Tennyson: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 13,848
Cost Of Living Index: 144 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.0 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (10th cheapest)
More on Glen Eden: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,398
Cost Of Living Index: 145 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.7 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (5th cheapest)
More on Longwood-Winton Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Hayward Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Hayward, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 12 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Hayward." We're lookin' at you, Whitman-Mocine.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Hayward. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Hayward

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Hayward where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Hayward aren't all cheap. Mission-Foothill takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Hayward.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Hayward For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Whitman-Mocine 139
2 Fairway Park 152
3 Harder-Tennyson 132
4 Glen Eden 144
5 Longwood-Winton Grove 145
6 Mt Eden 162
7 Upper B Street 155
8 Mission-Garin 144
9 Hayward Highland 171
10 Jackson Triangle 145
11 Burbank 147
12 Mission-Foothill 149

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Hayward.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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