6.1 out of 10


Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Hayward
37.6433397430977 -122.098686960549
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Big Mall, Okay Place for Young DINKY's"

The Southgate neighborhood just to the east of Chabot College is best known as the home of the Southland Mall. It is a pretty typical mall with all the usual suspects in terms of stores: Macys, Victoria’s Secret, Olive Garden, Forever 21, JC Penny, a Burlington Coat Factory across the street and a Kohls, just to name a few.

Most of Southgate, which stretches out to the south of the mall, is a residential area with homes dating from the 1960’s or sometimes newer. The median selling price for homes here is around $300K with the ceiling only being around $350K.

This neighborhood has a few things going for it that a lot of other Hayward neighborhoods don’t. First are the schools which are not quite as bad as they are in much of Hayward. The Eden High for example is about average--which is an accomplishment for an area that usually scrapes the bottom of the barrel in terms of education.

There is, of course the mall, which gives it some of the best shopping in Hayward. There is also its great position for those looking to commute.

There is some crime: about a dozen assaults and maybe 3 dozen burglaries and break-ins--most often up by the mall.

Overall I would say that this is one of the better neighborhoods in Hayward, and well worth a look if you are a young couple looking for a relatively affordable place to live where you can commute throughout the Bay Area in pursuit of whatever opportunities arise.
  • Good For Commuters
  • Affordable
  • Nice Homes
  • Some Crime
  • Schools Just Okay
  • Outside Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

"very urban neighborhood"

This is a very urban neighborhood. I went to the southgate mall with my family. My kids loved it because they got to ride in a toy train that went in a loop inside the mall. I didn't mind it because it had a pretty good food court with local specialties, and not as many known franchises. There was even a sit-down noodle restaurant inside the mall. My wife hated it because the lines were long, and the stores (mostly penney's) was not very organized, and everything was piled like a yard sale. There was alot of people with a heavy hispanic population. Parking was difficult to find. All in all, not our favorite mall.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Southgate


Mulberry St

"Great family neighborhood, no for sale signs on this street."
37.646043504287 -122.102743794349

Unranked Streets in Southgate

Southland Dr

"It's a teens mall"
37.6507575616298 -122.108407404617

Avondale Ln

"convenient commuter location"
37.6450716689804 -122.097005172355

Calaroga Ave

"Gateway to Southland Mall in Hayward, California."
37.6391036198708 -122.095940747527

Cathy Way

"Excellent family community next to a park."
37.6400705073509 -122.100404732003
"Beautiful gated apartment community."
37.6443978468537 -122.102215109599

Currant Way

"Every home has a green lawn and juniper bushes."
37.6470159995457 -122.102938084879

Edgemere Ln

"nice affordable neighborhood"
37.6444286534649 -122.097006433631

Huron Ln

"Friendly, affordable neighborhood"
37.6431636663189 -122.096630224173

Kay Ave

"safe, ok neighborhood"
37.643990739457 -122.098100098788

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