6.7 out of 10

Tennyson / Alquire

37.6266645793611 -122.06709440715
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids


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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Mobile Homes and Contemporary Styles"

Tennyson Alquire is the southernmost neighborhood in Hayward. It is largely made up of mobile home parks and newer construction. There are some of the typical Hayward Ranch style homes in parts, with smaller older homes and you will find a semi-industrial area on the eastern end of the neighborhood, but these are more the exception than the rule here.

I have counted at least 6 mobile home parks: Continental, Spanish Ranch, BSM,Georgian Manor, and Spanish Ranch II. These mobile home parks run the gamut from very shabby to pretty nice. Some look very much like the kind of trailer parks you are probably imagining as I mention these, while others have front yards with grass and permanent mailboxes and the feel of a nice, slightly cramped neighborhood.

The typical asking price for one of these units is a mere $60K. So we are talking a real value.

As to the newer homes in the area, that is altogether different price range as you might expect. These are those newer model Contemporary style homes dating from the late 80’s and 90’s. They are big and, though dated, actually pretty nice.

Unfortunately the schools are very much like in the rest of Hayward. They are firmly below average and many sink to APIs of 2 and 3. The only exception is Tennyson High which manages to be average with an API of 5.

There are some apartments in the Tennyson/Alquire as well. You can rent a one-bedroom for less than $1000 and a two bedroom for around $1200. Pretty affordable.

This is also a particularly good spot for commuters, given that the Hayward South BART station is right at the edge of this neighborhood and that you are in perfect position for either a San Jose or a south Peninsula commute--given the proximity of the San Mateo Bridge.
  • Great For Commute
  • Nice Newer Homes
  • Very Affordable
  • Some Crime Worries
  • Bad Schools
  • Ugly Industrial Area on the East
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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