June 29, 2018

Guide To The Best Rooftop Pools in Chicago

rooftop pool in Gold Coast apartment building Aurelien, Chicago, IL

Chicago apartments with rooftop pools are plentiful. A quick search of Domu will show upwards of 60 apartment buildings that have swimming pools. If you're looking for a place to take a dip without having to leave your building, then these apartments should float your boat.

Not all apartments in Chicago can boast a really world-class rooftop pool scene, though. Domu has rounded up the very tops when it comes to apartment swimming pools in this post. Bonus: a number of these rooftop pools stay open all year, even when it gets cold outside! Which, if you're familiar with this city, is an all-too-common meteorological phenomenon.

Modern Loop Apartments with All-Season Swimming Pool

Linea apartments rooftop terrace with swimming pool in the Loop, Chicago, IL

Linea Apartments

This modern apartment building in the Loop offers great commute times but it also recognizes that apartment renters want their home to be a cool place to hang out. That’s why the building has a groovy indoor/outdoor pool built into the rooftop terrace, the perfect place to chill out when the mercury climbs but also a calming retreat during the winter. Imagine glancing out the floor-to-ceiling windows and seeing a serene cityscape with snow falling silently among the Loop’s skyscrapers while you’re getting in a great workout at this sporty pool. Or just lounging in the 4-season hot tub. Those are amenities to rival any of Las Vegas’ best pools, in our opinion.

Near North Side Apartment Building with Spa-Level Pool Area

Niche 905 apartments on Near North Side rooftop pool, Chicago, IL

Niche 905 Apartments

The rooftop of Niche 905 Apartments is one of the best in the city, where residents can sunbathe or relax in the pool. There’s no doubt that renters at this Near North Side luxury apartment building can kick their social lives into high gear with the club room, a space that’s perfect for hosting friends, or they can play it more low-key and relax near the fire pit with a cool beverage. 

Luxurious Loop High-Rise Apartments with World-Class Pool

swimming pool in downtown apartment building OneEleven, Chicago, IL

OneEleven Apartments

Here’s an apartment with an interesting backstory to support its interesting location. Designed to be a world-class hotel, plans changed out of necessity for this modern apartment tower that fronts the Chicago River. What turned out to be a change in direction for the building translates into seriously sweet amenities for the apartment renters in this Loop high-rise. The pool is worthy of the globe-trotting clientele that the architects were designing for in the building’s original plan, but now Chicago apartment renters get to call this chic urban oasis home. 

The South Loop Gets a Fresh Look from This Rooftop Pool

South Loop apartment building The Lex with rooftop terrace and swimming pool, Chicago, IL

The Lex Apartments

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 really good proximity to Lake Michigan, renters at The Lex Apartments don’t need to haul any of their beach gear if they want to go for a swim: simply head to pool and start lounging!

Gold Coast Apartments Really Shine with Rooftop Pool Area

view of Chicago skyline from rooftop pool area of Gold Coast apartment building Aurelien, Chicago, IL

Aurelien Apartments

The textural design elements of this Gold Coast apartment tower put it into a category all its own. And this exquisite attention to detail extends to the rooftop pool, because despite the beautiful backdrop of Chicago’s gleaming urban skyline, the pool area on Aurelien’s rooftop evokes a feeling of a mountainous retreat with warm wooden paneling on the outside of the clubhouse and lush green planter boxes along the periphery.

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