Guide To The Best Rooftop Pools in Chicago

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.

Hyde Park History on Display from Modern Apartment Rooftop Pool

5252 Apartments 

The neighborhood of Hyde Park on Chicago’s south side is a pretty special place. 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. Renters can take in all the splendor of this gorgeous area from the rooftop pool of 5252 Apartments, where they can scope out great scenery like the Lake Michigan shoreline and the Beaux Arts style architecture of The Museum of Science and Industry.

Gold Coast Apartments Match Affordable Rents with Million Dollar Views

1133 North Dearborn Apartments

This Gold Coast getaway is nestled in between classic Chicago skyscrapers while providing a serene snapshot of Lake Michigan in the backdrop. The pool is a great place to chill out and change the scenery, even though renters in certain units can appreciate the views from their private balconies. And all of this at a really affordable price for the neighborhood -- if renters knew that their neighbors across the way were paying upwards of 1 million dollar condo prices for these types of views, they might never move out!

Heat Up 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 Apartments

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. Picking 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 the fun and decide, “Actually, an evening hanging out at this amazing rooftop pool sounds great!”

River North 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 River North 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. 

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!