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. 

Cascade Apartments Pool in Lakeshore East

Cascade apartment pool in Lakeshore East Chicago


Elevate your summer at one of Chicago's hottest rooftop pools in Lakeshore East. Head to Cascade apartments for unparalleled Lake Michigan views from the cool waters of a refreshing pool. Steps from Downtown Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River, Cascade offers a luxury lifestyle with resort-style amenities. 

AMLI River North Pool in Downtown Chicago

AMLI River North apartment pool in Chicago

AMLI River North 

Dive into summer fun at AMLI River North's beautiful pool. The urban oasis overlooking Downtown Chicago, offers comfortable lounge chairs and luxurious cabanas. Take a dip in the swimming pool, and then enjoy the built-in grills and fire pits later in the day.

Millie on Michigan Pool in the Loop

Millie on Michigan apartment pool in Downtown Chicago

Millie on Michigan 

Experience Chicago's stunning views from one of the city's best poolside spots. Millie on Michigan brings luxury to another level with its unbeatable swimming pool in the South Loop. Are you ready to make a splash high atop the iconic Millennium Mile? 

Gallery on Wells Pool in River North, Chicago

Gallery on Wells apartment pool in River North Chicago

Gallery on Wells 

If you're looking for a large pool with a view of the Chicago skyline, Gallery on Wells apartments in River North delivers. Enjoy the ultimate pool experience from a unique urban escape. After a day at the pool, head back to your apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows and more of those epic views.

AMLI 808 Rooftop Pool in River North

AMLI 808 apartment pool in River North Chicago

AMLI 808 

Unwind and indulge at AMLI 808's fantastic pool in River North. The popular Chicago pool provides a stunning backdrop to your days in the sun. The River North apartment building offers some of the largest amenity spaces in the neighborhood, including the relaxing rooftop pool and outdoor terrace.

Circa 922 Pool in the West Loop

Circa 922 apartment pool in West Loop Chicago

Circa 922 

Beat the heat at Circa 922's refreshing pool. Living at an apartment building with a pool in Chicago means staycations are just an elevator ride away! This West Loop rooftop pool is the perfect prequel to all of the nightlife in the neighborhood.

AMLI Lofts Pool in the South Loop

AMLI lofts apartment pool in South Loop Chicago

AMLI Lofts 

Find paradise in the middle of the city at the pool at AMLI Lofts in the South Loop. You''re guaranteed to have a good time in this spacious pool surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs. The Printers Row lofts also offer a gym, coworking spaces, sports court, and game room. 

The 808 Cleveland Pool in River North

The 808 Cleveland apartment pool in River North Chicago

The 808 Cleveland by Common  

Looking for a coliving apartment with an amazing pool? The 808 Cleveland by Common Apartments offer flexible living and rooms for rent with all of the luxury amenities you want. This swimming pool in River North is sure to be one of the hottest places to chill this summer. 

1111 N Dearborn Apartments Pool in the Gold Coast

1111 N Dearborn apartment pool in Gold Coast Chicago

1111 North Dearborn Apartments 

Discover poolside perfection in the Gold Coast. There's plenty of space for everyone at this large pool at 1111 N Dearborn apartments. The Gold Coast rooftop pool provides the perfect spot to swim and sunbathe. 

750 N Rush in River North Pool

750 N Rush apartment pool in River North Chicago

750 North Rush Apartments 

Don't miss out on the exquisite pool at 750 N Rush Apartments in River North. The resort-style pool features beautiful landscaping, creating an unbeatable urban oasis. After a day exploring Chicago, this relaxing spot will be the perfect place to unwind. 

One Chicago's Popular Pool in River North

One Chicago pool in River North

One Chicago 

Enjoy a sun-soaked day at One Chicago's luxurious escape. The beautiful rooftop pool in Chicago provides a spectacular retreat in one of the city's top buildings. One Chicago also offers many other resort-style amenities like access to the onsite Life Time Athletic Club, a 3,000-square-foot dog run, a putting green, an in-house restaurant, and more.

Echelon Chicago in the West Loop Pool

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.  

Millennium on LaSalle Downtown Chicago Pool

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.

NEMA Chicago Luxury Pool in South Loop

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.

8 E Huron Apartments With Pool 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.

5252 Apartments Pool in Hyde Park, Chicago


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.

1120 N LaSalle in the Gold Coast Rooftop Pool

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!”

Sentral Infinity Pool in Chicago's South Loop

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. 

Arrive Lex in the South Loop 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!