Chicago Apartments with Jaw-Dropping Amenity Spaces

Epic views, cool cabana lounges, gleaming grill stations...these Chicago apartments offer renters a new level of amenity spaces that raise the bar on the rental lifestyle. With so much gorgeous surrounding architecture and a few more weeks (hopefully) of good weather coming to Chicago, these are the most prime days of the year for apartment renters to head up to the roof or out to the terrace in their buildings. And these are the buildings with rooftops and other outdoor amenity spaces you simply have to see in order to believe.

A Streeterville Apartment to Soak in Lake Michigan Views

rooftop view of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier in Chicago from Axis Apartments


The Fourth of July isn’t the only time to see spectacular fireworks in Chicago. The Aon Fireworks display takes place at Navy Pier every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer months. And the rooftop patio at Axis Apartments gives Streeterville renters an enviable view of the fireworks, Lake Michigan and the gorgeous Chicago shoreline.

Bold Design Blends with a Peaceful Courtyard for Lincoln Park Renters

Elevate Lincoln Park

An open-air courtyard terrace really pulls its weight in this luxury Lincoln Park apartment community. The courtyard allows natural light stream into the Lincoln Park apartments for rent at Elevate while also providing a natural gathering space. The terrace is secluded enough that the sounds of the city will fade into the background but still connected so that renters know they never have to go far to appreciate a practical and peaceful outdoor amenity space.

Printer’s Row Apartments Write a New Chapter for World-Class Views

Imprint Apartments

These new Printer’s Row apartments give renters the luxurious and modern apartment interiors that come with the territory of many new downtown Chicago apartment buildings. But what sets the South Loop apartments at Imprint apart from the neighboring apartment buildings? The skydeck lounge. This premium amenity lets renters head up to the top of this brand-new Printer’s Row building to bask in views of Grant Park, the downtown skyline and the lakefront. Now there’s a view worth writing home about.

Luxury Loft Apartments Overlooking One of Chicago’s Few Secluded Waterfronts

Lofts at River East

This waterfront property sits at the banks of the Ogden Slip. In case that name doesn’t ring a bell for any Chicago apartment renters, this small waterway lies just a bit north of the main branch of the Chicago River and it provides a secluded, semi-private waterway for renters to enjoy. And in case they don’t rent one of the luxurious loft apartments that overlooks the water, renters can always head up to the sprawling rooftop deck and take in the views of Navy Pier, the Chicago River and DuSable Park. 

South Loop Skyscraper Rises Above Competition on Amenities

Skyline lounge at 48th floor of NEMA Chicago in South Loop


There’s a lot to be said about this colossus of an apartment tower in the South Loop. For starters, there are 76 floors in the building so there is a ton of space for amenities in this building’s sizable footprint. Renters can expect the usual suite of modern amenities, such as cutting edge fitness equipment and lounge spaces carved out near the outdoor pool deck, but there are a couple of standout features that you won’t find in every building. The boxing ring in the fitness center is a good example, but that can be found in other buildings (not too many, though). What’s impossible to replicate in NEMA Chicago’s amenity package are the views. The Skyline lounge over the 48th floor is one-of-a-kind in all the best ways renters might imagine, offering world-class views over Grant Park, Burnham Harbor, and Soldier Field.