Railyard Flats is a great apartment building. It is managed by Graystar, so you have the convenience of a comprehensive online system that supports lease payments, community forums, messaging, and maintenance requests and tracking. Maintenance is incredibly friendly and very responsive, and we have a great building manager who organizes activities and cultivates a community within the building. The developer who built the building met with the first group of residents to live here and they seem to have put a lot of thought into the building and care about the property they created. The build quality is average, but I have seen much worse from developers. The flooring is a nice textured laminate to appear like wood flooring. The kitchen counters and cabinets are nice with self-closing mount slides on the drawers. The fixtures, appliances, and overall design add up to a nice appearance in my opinion. The windows on the train side of the building are noise reducing so you can barely hear the train go by with all the windows closed (you can really tell the difference if you have them open). The train is not too bad given the limited schedule. The location is great, just a mile away from the plaza. The Railyard park is behind the building so you can sit out on your patio and see trees and greenery. Negatives: there is no elevator, but I live on the first floor so that does not bother me. The sound isolation from your neighbors could be better from floor to floor and from the hallway, but side to side is pretty good. There are several different apartment layouts, but my 1BR-1BA has an interesting design that I would categorize as studio plus. My bedroom closet is in the hallway and one of my bedroom walls does not go all the way up to the ceiling (16 gap) in order for the central HVAC to circulate through my bedroom. That, coupled with the limited sound isolation from the barn-style doors, mean I can see light and hear everything in the living room and hallway. This does not really bother me, but I can hear all the noise in my bedroom from the washer, dryer, dishwasher and ice maker if they are running through the night. Another negative to this lack of isolation is my ability to have guests stay over in the living room.
Railyard Flats Manager08/23/2019
Thank you so much for your very informative review. Your insight will help us in future developments within our network. You have some really great points and will be looked in to. Thank you again for being such a valued resident at RYF.