Hayward, California, sits within the San Francisco Bay area between the Castro Valley and Union City. Hayward was destroyed shortly after its founding by the 1868 Hayward earthquake. Following a period of rebuilding, agriculture and tourism helped the city grow from the 1800s onward.
Hayward is a big city with a population of more than 149,000 residents. California State University at East Bay is located in Hayward as is Chabot College.
Hayward Activities and Attractions
The Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area is a popular outdoor activity spot for those who live in the city with swimming and trails located throughout. The swim complex has lifeguard service, a bathhouse, vending machines and a 1.5 acre swim lagoon. Families with small children will love playing in the shallow water and building sandcastles on the sandy white beach. In addition to the swimming hole, Cull Canyon is located on the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail that runs for 6 miles along the east side of Cull Canyon Reservoir.
Downtown Hayward has many cultural landmarks including the City Center Building and Hayward City Hill. Buffalo Bill’s Brewery is also downtown and is one of the first brewpubs in the state. Other historic landmarks in the city include the Green Shutter Hotel, Meek Mansion and Agapius Honcharenko Ukraine Ranch.
Restaurants in Hayward offer a variety of cuisine including American, Chinese, Filipino, Mediterranean, Hawaiian and Indian dishes among many others. If you’re looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, Curry Corner Takeaway, Rigatoni’s Restaurant, Sushiland and Anna’s Coffee Shop are just some of many in the city.
Moving to Hayward
When you decide to move to the Bay Area, you’ll need to find a Hayward moving company. Allied Van Lines has what you need to get everything packed up and moved. With more than 2,600 employees nationwide and more than 3,500 long haul and regional vehicle fleets, Allied has it all.
There are a range of services to choose from including unpacking and clean-up services, assistance with disassembling and assembling your electronics and appliances and vehicle transportation if you decide to arrive in the city via Oakland International Airport.
Allied customers receive free residence protection pads for corners, railings and doorways as well as carpet covers to keep high-traffic areas from getting dirtied.