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.
Views from this River North Spot are Picture-Perfect
“Instagrammable” is the new prestige for buildings and spots around town, and renters at this River North apartment building will find more than a few spots right outside their front door that are worthy of the ‘gram. And you can see most of them from the sprawling rooftop pool deck and lounge area. The Merchandise Mart began projecting massive interactive light shows on its facade last fall as part of its Art on The Mart series, and renters at Hubbard Place can enjoy the show without having to exit the landscaped rooftop deck. Imagine cozying up next to one of the firepits at Hubbard Place and watching the lights play across the famous art deco building on a crisp fall evening -- magic!
A Streeterville Apartment to Soak in Lake Michigan Views
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.
A Building Right on the Pulse of 2 Exciting Neighborhoods
This unique apartment building straddles two of the most exciting neighborhoods outside of downtown Chicago. Poised at the intersection of Lincoln Park and Old Town, Eugenie Terrace is an ideal place for renters who want to explore both of these neighborhoods. Before they venture out to either destination, how about surveying the city from the 360-degree views afforded by the rooftop deck? How about taking a dip in the awesome pool while they’re at it? Both are distinct, and highly recommended, possibilities for renters at this classic apartment building.
This Gold Coast Rooftop Has Quite a Following
1111 N Dearborn
There’s something special about the rooftop pool at this Gold Coast apartment building. Maybe it’s the way the sunlight hits it in the afternoon; maybe it’s the magnetic forces of the cosmos; or maybe it’s the building’s excellent location amidst the Gold Coast’s top attractions, including noteworthy restaurants and sophisticated shops that are just down the street. It’s probably some combination of all these things, because the rooftop at 1111 N Dearborn is most definitely a scene.
New South Loop Tower Rises Above Competition on Amenities
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.
Cool Vibes by the Pool at this River North Apartment Building
Common spaces and club rooms that feel open, inviting and bright are another perk for renters at this River North apartment building. The gym is airy and elevated, and there’s an excellent ratio of exercise machines to residents. The club room features a bespoke shuffleboard table and a comfy media room. And the real place to be, especially in the summer months, is the pool deck that stretches out above W Chicago Ave. The Hudson’s massive pool lounge is secluded enough to feel the intimacy of a resort-ish getaway but the building is still conveniently located with access to everything River North has to offer.