Here's the bottom line: you can almost certainly find a nicer and bigger apartment for a similar price or maybe less. The management company is hoping you don't do your own price comparisons. If you do a bit of research into prices of nearby apartments (even the luxury apartments within a block or two), you will almost certainly be able to find one that is bigger, nicer, and similarly priced unit. The units are priced as if they were luxury apartments, but they are not. The counters and cabinets are quite old. Some units have newer appliances, but the bathrooms have not been updated. The building only has one elevator (that gets stuck often enough that there is a sign in the elevator telling you not to worry if it gets stuck). There is only one laundry room without a change machine to get quarters. Plus, our unit has several small, yet annoying issues: 1) the blinds open to the same side as the sliding door opening instead of opening towards the wall, so it's harder go out on a balcony (though, the balcony is maybe 5 square feet, so it's not like you go outside very often); 2) the handles on the shower doors are backwards. Again, not a huge deal, but if you're paying luxury prices, you don't expect to deal with these types of silly issues. Our unit was clean and livable (nice built-in shelves - even if they were old), but simply a poor value. When it was time to renew, we found luxury apartments (granite counters, stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, new bathrooms, full and modern fitness center, pool and hot tub, multiple elevators, non-coin operated laundry machines, etc.) for less rent than what the Park Rochester was charging. Plus, the luxury apartments were several hundred feet larger than our current unit. When I brought this to Management's attention and asked them to consider charging us a comparable rent, they effectively declined and are hoping someone like you will pay above market prices for our unit. In addition to Park Rochester, Silton Properties also owns Ashton Towers, Midvale Court, and Midvale Towers in the 90024 zip code neighborhood. On the positive side, the on-site managers at the Park Rochester are lovely. They are a husband/wife duo with a lovely two-year old boy. They responded to our needs quickly and effectively. Additionally, the maintenance staff is quite friendly and more than competent. Unfortunately, Silton uses one maintenance staff for several of their buildings, so the non-urgent maintenance requests for each building typically get serviced/completed once a week (each building basically has a designated day). Not a huge deal, but fairly annoying when Silton is set on charging luxury prices for non-luxury apartments and service. If I were you, I'd make sure I did a lot of price-shopping before I signed a lease at the Park Rochester (or any other Silton Property) because you can probably find a significantly better value.