3.5 out of 10


37.6069285756832 -122.026908378238
Great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Not Very Notable"

The tiny Tamarack neighborhood in Hayward basically has two different things that characterize it: it is home to Mission Hills Middle School, and it has a small residential area. Mission Hills Middle School is a private middle school with extended day care. Because it is a private school, I really don’t know how good it is on an objective level. (No APIs and all the rest of it.)

The rest of the neighborhood--basically just a handful of square blocks--is also not very distinctive. It is made up 1950’s style Ranch style homes of the kind that is pretty typical of Union City. They look fairly run down and the streets have that flat unappealing looking that so many neighborhoods in this area of the East Bay do. In the last year, the four homes that have sold in this neighborhood have sold for $265K, $271K, $355K, $356K respectively--also pretty typical for this location.

Though there have been about a half dozen nearby assaults and maybe a dozen robberies, the neighborhood is relatively safe. It is an okay area as far as commuting goes, being situated in a location that gets you to virtually anywhere in the Bay Area in a relatively manageable amount of time.

Overall a pretty average neighborhood.
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Not Bad for Commuters
  • Relatively Safe
  • Rundown Looking Homes
  • Average Schools
  • Not Very Distinctive

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