Patios and Rooftops Ready for Chicago's Reopening in Summer of 2021

It's prime patio season in Chicago, and these apartments are ready for renters to enjoy the nice weather. These open-air amenity spaces provide ample space for get-togethers, be they in the form of BBQs, poolside hangs, or a casual retreat for those days where it doesn't make sense to remain cooped up inside. So grab your best picnic supplies, apply some SPF and check out these Chicago apartments that fully embrace the awesomeness of summertime with great outdoor amenities.

The Morgan at Loyola Station

What if renters could attain all the top-level amenities commonly found in downtown high-rise apartment buildings while still living in a quieter, leafier part of Chicago? That's the balance on offer at The Morgan at Loyola Station, located in the tree-lined streets of Rogers Park. Generous balconies and patio spaces for renters at The Morgan also make it a well-rounded place to gather with friends, family, or a bit of solo time to appreciate all that the Chicago summer has to offer.

The Mason Apartments

Soak in the sun at The Mason's resort-style pool deck, or elevate your night by taking in the skyline at this West Loop building's rooftop lounge. Both experiences are at renters' doorsteps in this chic apartment building that combines contemporary style with cutting-edge amenities.

Solstice on the Park

Brilliant and energy-efficient design are two things that define the Hyde Park apartment building Solstice on the Park. As plentiful as green spaces are in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, this building offers residents a private garden and BBQ stations. Still, just as the name of this building suggests, there's plenty of outdoor space to appreciate from these apartments.

Arrive LEX 

A generously sized recreation area with cabanas and lounge furniture bedecks the rooftop terrace of this South Loop apartment building. Residents can kick back at one of the areas on the sundeck or take a dip in the pool to cool off on those hotter days. 

Three Old Town Park

Private cabanas, outdoor dining areas, and a kid's turf help make this luxury apartment community in Old Town one of the more family-friendly places for renters to enjoy the highlights of Chicago's summer without traveling very far. A covered terrace bar located on the 26th floor of Three Old Town Park offers a more adult-themed counterpoint to the family-focused outdoor areas. Still, all outdoor amenity areas of this Old Town community present a calming escape amid the urban excitement.

ReNew Downers Grove

Renters looking for a suburban apartment building that allows for outdoor dining and get-togethers with neighbors or family might want to take a close look at ReNew Downers Grove. Residents at this apartment community can kick back under the stars in the communal courtyard while staying excellent, thanks to the swimming pool with cabana seating.

Two Old Town Park

There's a bit of everything in the outdoor amenity space for Two Old Town Park. This luxury Old Town apartment building helps renters embrace the outdoor dining lifestyle when the weather allows. There's also a family play space tucked into the grounds of this apartment building along with an outdoor theater, making Two Old Town Park one of the most comprehensive places to live when it comes to resort-level amenities in Chicago apartments.

Arrive South Loop

The rooftop pool deck provides renters in this South Loop apartment building a great place to kick back during the summer months, but the superb outdoor amenities don't end there. The building also offers a "zen garden" sanctuary for renters on the 2nd floor for any renter who needs a calming retreat.

One Chicago Apartments

River North's latest and greatest apartment tower will stretch to over 970 feet once completed in 2021. On top of that impressive height, the building will go above and beyond regarding amenity offerings. Two different swimming pools offer renters the chance to embrace both lounging and fitness, with a lap pool to get in some training and a leisure pool for when it's time to kick back and relax. 

AMLI 900

The South Loop presents renters with great wall-to-wall views. When renters at AMLI 900 step outside onto the rooftop sundeck, they'll find those fabulous views in 360-degree splendor. Soaking up the fantastic views won't need to end when the sun goes down, thanks to the rooftop's outdoor fireplace that can keep renters cozy while they appreciate the gleaming city skyline beyond.

Echelon Chicago

Any time renters need to cool down or get some fresh air, they can step outside while nestling in one of downtown Chicago's most vibrant neighborhoods. There are a lot of convenient features to embrace from this Fulton Market location, including a grocery store right across the street and a small park immediately north of Echelon Chicago. But one clutch feature that can't be overstated, especially during summer, is the rooftop pool deck at Echelon Chicago.


Renters can fire up the BBQ grills or take in the impressive views from this River North building's rooftop lounge. The swimming pool is open year-round to offer a cool complement to the sizzling views from West77.

Lake & Wells

A full suite of outdoor amenities at Lake & Wells includes a hot tub, grilling stations, fire pit, and comfy lounge spaces on the rooftop deck. Renters can switch from cooling off in the pool to the warm breeze on the lushly landscaped rooftop garden.

The Lofts at River East

This Streeterville apartment building provides private balcony spaces for those quieter retreats. Still, renters can also turn up the volume on their Chicago summertime experience by heading to the large rooftop terrace of The Lofts at River East. Views of both the city and waterfront mingle on the rooftop thanks to the building's prime location just a bit west of Navy Pier, which means that weekend fireworks shows are on display all summer long from this Streeterville apartment community.

1250 LaSalle

Easily transition from lounge mode to party mode with friends and neighbors with help from this Old Town apartment building's multiple amenity areas. The rooftop amenities include BBQ grills, outdoor seating, and endless skyline views that will entertain friends. Meanwhile, the outdoor terrace at 1250 LaSalle provides a more casual retreat with hammocks and lounge furniture to carve through some of that summer reading list.

The Westerly

The brilliance of Chicago's skyline is on full display from this River West apartment building. Still, the impressive design of the building's amenities affords renters several spots that feel secluded without having to leave the building. Renters will find a resort-style swimming pool at the Westerly surrounded by outdoor dining areas and cozy cabana seating.