Hayward was once an unsafe place to live in, but I can tell it is getting better. I do not hear of much crime anymore.
I love living and being from Hayward. It's the heart of the Bay. Bart is right down the street from my house, and it is easy to get to tourist sites such as San Francisco or Oakland. I am twenty to thirty minutes from popular places.
Recently, there has been a lot of crime in the city. I feel like it is getting worse by the time. I do not feel safe walking alone during the day time due to the violence.
I love Hayward, it is a part of me. I do not see myself moving anywhere else. I would stay here all over again just do things differently. We are the Heart of the Bay and it truly does feel like home.
Events happen but they are there when called. They are all different it all depends on the officer.
The area is safe, we have cops watching the area almost 24/7, since we live near the community center and a park. The Fire department is two blocks down, but even so there is still crime in the area, and some concerns about safety,
Most places have the stuff I need, but have dirty/unappealing interiors.
You can find jobs, but it's not the place to look for careers. (Unless you intent on commuting.)