Hayward is located 25 miles southeast of San Francisco, and 14 miles south of Oakland. It lies within Alameda County and has a population of over 122,000 people. Hayward is an upscale community with a wide variety of community resources available. Recreation, culture, and history abound in Hayward. Hayward boasts many parks, swimming centers, a performing arts theatre, tennis courts and much more. Hayward sits right in the heart of the Bay area. Its location and close proximity to large metropolitan city’s such as San Francisco enhances greatly the excellent resources of living, working and playing that are available to its residents.