Well Atish, it depends on how you define "good". Hayward is a city with two bart stations, public buses everywhere, two public libraries, community college, university, & private colleges. For residential home owners, Hayward has homes with Hillside views to ranch style homes to luxury condos. For Investors & business owners, Hayward is the LOCATION! Lets not forget the gulf course, movie theater, two major hospitals, Newly Developed Down Town, & it's various community programs !! Schools, churches (of all religion), and more throughout the city to accommodate its residential capacity !! As for the crime rate...with the amount of people here, I won't say it is crime-less, but I can say that it is lower than cities far north & far south of Hayward. If you are interested in moving down this way & possibly stop the long commute hours, give me a call or email me.