Guide To The Best Rooftop Pools in Chicago

Summer in Chicago gets hot. Do yourself a favor and find an apartment with a swimming pool stat. We love cooling off in Lake Michigan, but sometimes it's nice to have a spot to swim steps from your apartment. Plus, the Chicago rooftop pool scene can be a whole lot of fun!

Chicago apartments with rooftop pools are plentiful. If you're looking for a place to take a dip without leaving your building, these apartments should float your boat. 

Chicago Skyline Meets Poolside Scenery in Fulton Market 

Echelon apartment pool in Fulton Market Chicago

Echelon Chicago 

Everyone wants to hang out in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. It’s a foodie mecca, so what’s not to love? Before heading out to dinner, check out the poolside oasis of Echelon, one of the city’s most desirable luxury apartment buildings. The green landscaping provides a beautiful grassy area to sunbathe around the pool. 

Spectacular Views From a Resort-Style Infinity Pool

Sentral apartments spa pool in South Loop Chicago

Sentral Michigan Avenue 

Not to play favorites, but Sentral Michigan Avenue might have one of the city’s most beautiful pools. The indoor infinity pool opens up to breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the South Loop. This pool’s especially great if you want fresh air minus the risk of sunburn. Sentral’s rooftop also features a relaxing outdoor hydrotherapy spa.  

Lounge by the Pool in the Loop

Millennium on Lasalle Pool

Millennium on LaSalle 

Doing business in the Financial District? Hard work requires time to recharge by the pool. Rest and relax in the heart of Downtown Chicago and the Loop before making plans to go out on the town. Millennium on LaSalle features a pool cradled by Chicago’s most iconic architecture. Step off the street and into the summer at this rooftop swim spot.

​​A Rooftop Pool That’s Good as Gold (Coast) 

Astor House pool in Chicago

Astor House 

Hidden away in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood, Astor House offers a glorious rooftop pool. The Astor House pool deck overlooks a magnificent view of Chicago's finest architecture. This poolside scene promises to be one of the hottest each and every summer.

Indulge in an Ultra-Luxury Pool 

Nema Chicago pool

NEMA Chicago 

Get in on the ground floor of Chicago’s tallest residential building. Located in the South Loop, NEMA features both skyline and Lake Michigan views. Living in one of the most luxurious apartment buildings, you’re sure to expect an exceptional pool experience. Located on a 10,000-square-foot resort-style deck, the main pool and spa pools are surrounded by lounge chairs, daybeds, 65” TVs, Viking barbecue grills, and many more fine amenities.

Soak Up the Sun in River North

8 East Huron pool Chicago

8 East Huron 

Rich in amenities, 8 East Huron provides convenient access to the Gold Coast and River North. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up onto a beautiful pool deck high above the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. Bask in the sun by the refreshing, modern pool before enjoying River North’s world-class nightlife.

Dive Into Old Town’s Hottest Pool Scene

Three Old Town Park pool Chicago

Three Old Town Park 

Enjoy an exceptional outdoor escape at Three Old Town Park. A fully-landscaped outdoor area surrounds a heated pool, loungers, daybeds, and hot tub. After socializing by the pool, head inside for a night of bowling at their very own two-lane alley.

​​Chill Out in One of Lakeshore East’s Best Pools

Shoreham & Tides pool Chicago

Shoreham & Tides

Located steps from the Chicago Riverwalk and Millennium Park, Shoreham & Tides provides a taste of the good life in Lakeshore East. Gaze upon skyline views while getting your Vitamin D at this beautiful rooftop pool. Who needs a resort when you can have the experience of one right at home?

Hyde Park History on Display from Modern Apartment Rooftop Pool


The neighborhood of Hyde Park on Chicago’s south side is a pretty special place. Renters can take in all the splendor of this gorgeous area from the rooftop pool of 5252 Apartments. They can scope out incredible scenery like the Lake Michigan shoreline and the Beaux-Arts style architecture of The Museum of Science and Industry. There are too many reasons to list out here, but Hyde Park is truly a place that feels like it can stand on its own while still being a vital and historical part of Chicago’s identity.

Heat the Summer Scenery at this Old Town Rooftop Pool

1225 Old Town

The rooftop scene at 1225 Old Town is known to be a pretty sizzling one at the height of summer. But renters at this Old Town apartment building don't need to wait until the temperature breaks up into the 80s or 90s to enjoy a swim and some sunshine, thanks to the building's heated pool! That's a perk that goes the distance in Chicago's unpredictable weather.

Scope Out Two Awesome Chicago Neighborhoods from This Gold Coast Rooftop

1120 North LaSalle

This Gold Coast apartment building is on the cusp of being in Old Town, and when it comes to picking a destination for a night on the town, these two neighborhoods offer renters a bounty of choices. Choosing the perfect destination requires some careful deliberation, and renters at 1120 North LaSalle Apartments know they can head up to the rooftop pool terrace to think about it — and maybe, in the process, get caught up in fun and decide, “Actually, an evening hanging out at this amazing rooftop pool sounds great!”

The South Loop Makes a Splash at This Rooftop Pool

South Loop apartment building ARRIVE LEX with rooftop terrace and swimming pool, Chicago, IL

Arrive LEX

Residents at these South Loop apartments can cool off while the weather heats up, taking in gorgeous scenes of Burnham Park, the skyline, and the Museum Campus when they aren’t going for a dip in the pool. Even though the location in Chicago’s Dearborn Park neighborhood offers perfect proximity to Lake Michigan, renters at Arrive LEX Apartments don’t need to haul any of their beach gear if they want to go for a swim: head to the pool and start lounging!