Apartments with the Best Views in Chicago

Here are our picks for apartments that offer the best views in Chicago. With so many iconic pieces of architecture in Chicago and the gorgeous lakefront that runs the length of the city, the list actually spans a pretty wide geographic area. Some of the best rooftop views in Chicago might come from an unexpected vantage point. Others are just where you might expect. Many of the apartment buildings here offer luxury apartments for rent, but there are also some that offer a wide range of apartments. Take a look and see if your favorite Chicago vantage point is represented in our list or find out where your next go-to view is going to be.

The Ardus Apartments

Renters at this River North apartment building are situated in a prime location across from the Godfrey Hotel. Searching for stellar views is as easy as peering out the window or taking the elevator up to the rooftop lounge of The Ardus, where renters will be able to see the peaks of Chicago's epic city skyline.

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Coast at Lakeshore East

view of Navy Pier through floor-to-ceiling glass windows in Coast at Lakeshore East

These Lakeshore East apartments are offering renters 1 month of free rent if they sign on to long-term lease agreements in the spring of 2020. Combine that offer with the premium views from floor-to-ceiling windows and renters have the makings of a pretty unbeatable combo in their next apartment.

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777 S State

Sophisticated and refined urban living is on display in this South Loop high rise, along with all the amenities you could ever need and truly stunning views of the Chicago skyline. It could be the influence of the Museum Campus or the colleges and universities in the neighborhood that keep this place classy...or it could be you.

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Astoria Tower

With views dominated by the Chicago skyline, Grant Park and the Museum Campus, there's so much to adore from these impeccable South Loop apartments. Tasteful amenities provide a concierge-like feel to the building without being over-the-top. A perfect blend of style and comfort.

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Axis Apartments 

Go to the top floor of these Streeterville apartments to enjoy panoramic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Step inside and swim a few laps in the indoor pool or get in a strong workout in the 24-hour fitness center. 

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Chestnut Tower

Apartments in this high-rise building are perfectly located in the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood. Just steps from Lake Michigan and Chicago’s best restaurants, entertainment and attractions, you can also take your living space outdoors to enjoy the amazing views and grill on the patio terrace.

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Niche 905

Chicago city skyline view from the balcony of apartment for rent at Niche 905 in River North

This River North Chicago building has balconies and a sprawling rooftop deck that let renters drink in delectable views of the skyline. The amenities are practically on par with a private resort, so even a staycation will have luxurious overtones at this apartment building.

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Park View Apartments

An historic Lincoln Park hotel gets revitalized as the Park View apartments in Lincoln Park. Located on the edge of the neighborhood’s namesake park, Park View apartments live up to their name with unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the acres of lush, green outdoor space. And their rooftop transforms into one of the most sought-after spots to catch the annual Air & Water Show each summer.

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The Patricians

Relax at The Patricians' one-of-a-kind resident social area, the Sky Lounge. Take advantage of the expansive grill area, sundeck and unmatched views of the Chicago skyline.

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