Rockwell Center: Living in One of the Country’s Poshest Neighborhoods
After two decades, what used to be an unused thermal plant of MERALCO along Estrella and J.P. Rizal Streets in Barangay Poblacion, Makati City has been successfully transformed into a high-end, mixed-use estate called Rockwell Center.
A project by Rockwell Land Corporation, this redeveloped 15.5-hectare land is now an area of exclusivity and luxury. Its continuous development promises to sustain this thriving business, leisure, and residential center. At the moment, Rockwell is home to office skyscrapers, upscale condominium towers, a high-end shopping mall, and even institutions for higher education. It’s easily recognized as one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the Philippines.
Rockwell Center has been an ideal residential place, especially for expatriates with families, because everything one needs is just a few minutes away. The four-level Power Plant Mall is its centerpiece, which has a supermarket, cinemas, and lots of shopping and dining establishments. Also, a short distance away are topnotch educational institutions, including Colegio de Sta. Rosa, Ateneo Professional Schools, University of Makati, and St. Paul College.
Because Rockwell is a mixed-use development, most of its residential developments are condominiums that can be bought or rented by eager seekers who want to live within the upscale community.
Rockwell Makati Condo for Rent
There are a number of high-end residential towers in Metro Manila. One of the most sought-after is condos for rent in Rockwell, unofficially grouped based on their location within the development.
The ones within the West Zone (western side of the Power Plant Mall) include Rizal Tower, Luna Gardens, Amorsolo Square, Hidalgo Place, and the newly opened Edades Tower and Garden Villas. These Rockwell condos for rent offer some of the most exclusive residential spaces in Rockwell Center and in the greater Makati. They are often larger, boasting of floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the city. It is not uncommon to find only four units per floor in these towers, ensuring tenants maximum privacy.
On the other hand, the condos found in the East Zone include Joya Lofts and Towers, One Rockwell, and The Manansala. These developments offer relatively more affordable Rockwell condos for rent, yet still retaining the real estate company’s signature exclusivity complete with top-notch amenities, such as commercial establishments in their podium areas, including salons, restaurants, and shops. All of which ensure the optimal convenience for their residents.
Given their location, the prices of these condos for rent can be quite hefty, but there are some reasonably priced options that may still suit seekers’ budgets. Condo units in Rockwell can be rented for at least Php 60,000 up to a hefty price of Php 300,000. Most of the residential spaces are fully furnished, complete with water and electricity, and free use of the amenities within the developments.
As Rockwell Center continues to expand, more condominiums will be completed in the near future, offering residences like no other. The Proscenium at Rockwell, for one, is a development designed to have five upscale residential towers and an office building. It will rise on a 3.6-hectare lot that used to be the location of the Colgate-Palmolive plant in the Philippines.