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.

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!

West Loop Apartments with World-Class Skyline Views

The Van Buren Residences

This West Loop building boasts some of the latest bells and whistles to help renters live comfortably with the aid of technology, like smart thermostats and door locks that can be controlled with a few taps on a smartphone. But nothing beats an old-fashioned amenity like great views of a stunning city skyline and a perfect rooftop to appreciate those views. And The Van Buren Residences blend the two amenities with real style.

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!