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Youngstown Flats & Apartments


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juanes80

Resident 2022 - 2023

11/16/2023

I moved into Youngstown Flats in August of 2022. The move-in experience was great, and the apartment was spotless when I got the keys. It is not a brand-new building, but everything is well maintained. As I moved during business hours, I was able to have one of the three elevators locked down for me, and they were thoughtful towards existing residents by putting notes on each floor that the elevator was locked down for a move-in so they could use the other elevators or stairs. The amenities in the building are some of the best I've had in an apartment community. The gym is small but well equipped (West Seattle Health Club is only a block away). The first-floor cinema room is great for having friends over to watch movies or sports. There is also a lounge on the first floor, and it is almost always available too. My favorite is the rooftop and lounge on the sixth floor. Lots of space to sit, firepits, grills, lights and great views of downtown Seattle. If you want to reserve the space there is a fee which seems odd to me (it's also pricey) but if you get there first and have friends over, other residents stay away. Speaking of Seattle, the location is excellent as the building is right off the bridge and it takes less than 10 minutes to be down by the stadiums and in the downtown area in general. Getting to the Junction, Alki Beach and even Sea-Tac is a breeze. The office staff has changed since I moved in, but everyone is very helpful and open to having you drop by for a chat as you wait for your coffee; there's a free coffee machine for residents across from the leasing office. Since Christian came onto the team, there have been more community events and you can tell he really likes his job, which in property management isn't always the case. My dog loves getting a treat from Christian after every walk. The maintenance and custodial staff are all very friendly and responsive, especially James. I've only entered two maintenance requests for minor issues, and both were handled within a day or two. I know it is a Greystar issue and not the community's staff but there are a few things that would make this place a better place. 1. Having the exterior windows cleaned more often, or for the first time. I've been here 15 months and they've never been washed. I have views of downtown Seattle from my living room, but the dirt buildup is too much to appreciate it. 2. Have the stairs either re-carpeted or better yet, replaced with vinyl. They're heavily stained and are torn in some places. 3. Have the carpeted hallways cleaned at least once a year. There is one trash shoot on one side of the building so everyone that doesn't live right next to it has to walk their trash over, which if you've ever taken trash out, you know sometimes bags leak and I can't imagine the amount of gross things on them. 4. Power wash the area where the compost bins are kept in the garage. They are right next to the main elevator and the smell gets very... well, compost like. 5. Make some sort of up upgrade to the countertops in the bathrooms. The cheap laminate ones with top mounted sinks are not good, especially given the price point.
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    11/18/2023

    Youngstown Flats & Apartments
    Juanes80, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Youngstown Flats! We are excited to see progress with some of these items soon, stay tuned! If you ever need anything else from us, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Have an awesome day!

    Review 6 out of 16

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