Find Apartments in Chicago with Skyline and Lake Views

With so many iconic works of architecture, in addition to Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, the Windy City offers many of the best high-rise apartments with fantastic skyline views. Our list of best apartments with a view in Chicago spans a wide geographic area — from Rogers Park down to Hyde Park. These high-rise apartment buildings range from luxury to more affordable options. Chicago apartments with lake views are plentiful, while others with the best rooftop views come from an unexpected vantage point.

Where Are the Best Views in Chicago?

Solstice on the Park Apartments in Hyde Park

View of the Museum Campus in Chicago from Solstice on the Park apartments for rent

Solstice on the Park is one of Chicago's most sustainable apartment buildings and offers jaw-dropping views of the Museum of Science and Industry. Views overlook the Chicago Loop, Hyde Park, Jackson Park, and Lake Michigan.

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Parq Fulton Apartments in the West Loop

Parq Fulton apartments in Chicago with view

The West Loop is known for world-class restaurants and trendy bars, so it's no wonder it's a popular spot for young professionals to rent. Want the food, the drinks, and the views? Then look no further than Parq Fulton apartments in the West Loop. The views of the Chicago skyline rise above the rest.

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Marquee at Block 37 Apartments in the Chicago Loop

View of Chicago from the rooftop of the Marquee at Block 37 apartments

Meet Marquee at Block 37 Apartments, an ultra-luxury building in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Its superb views overlook Chicago's iconic architecture framing Lake Michigan. Enjoy the magnificent scenery from the rooftop pool and lounge.

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1111 North Dearborn Apartments in the Gold Coast

View from 1111 North Dearborn apartments in Chicago

Looking for a gorgeous Lake Michigan view? The apartments at 1111 North Dearborn in the Gold Coast feature 360-degree views of Chicago and the sparkling lake. These apartments for rent in Chicago are a perfect spot to watch the Air and Water Show each year in August.  

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Cascade Apartments in Lakeshore East

Apartment with view of Lake Michigan in Chicago at Cascade Apartments

At Cascade Apartments in Lakeshore East, you could have a panoramic view of Lake Michigan. A beautiful landscaped garden connects the luxury apartments to the Lakefront Trail and Lower Lake Shore Drive. If you love life by the lake, it's time to find an apartment for rent at Cascade in Chicago.

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750 North Rush Apartments

Bedroom with view of Lake Michigan in Chicago at 750 Rush apartments for rent

Sweeping city and Lake Michigan views are a staple of these River North high-rise apartments. They're only a hop, skip, and a jump away from all the Michigan Ave shopping destinations like Water Tower Place and other stores along the Mag Mile.

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The Bryn

View of Lake Michigan from The Bryn apartments for rent in Edgewater

The Bryn Apartments in Edgewater provide residents with impressive Chicago skyline views of Lake Michigan framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. Take advantage of the life on Lake Michigan at these apartments for rent near Hollywood Beach, Foster Beach, and the Lakefront Trail.

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Residences at 8 East Huron

View of Downtown Chicago from luxury apartment building 8 E Huron

The steady rhythm of River North nightlife is found close by the luxurious 8 East Huron Apartments. Still, there's also a pretty dazzling display happening right outside the apartment windows for residents. Renters at this River North enclave get convenient amenities like a dog run with an attached pet spa, and of course, it wouldn't be living up to its tremendous potential for Chicago views without a rooftop pool deck.

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5252 Apartments

Nighttime view of Chicago at 5252 apartments for rent

These Chicago apartments have panoramic city views, and Lake Michigan is displayed from this Hyde Park apartment tower. And for those renters seeking spectacular Chicago apartments with a skyline view that can't be matched by buildings closer to downtown Chicago, 5252 Apartments can offer dramatic, all-encompassing views plus large swaths of Lake Michigan. 

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777 South State

View of the Chicago skyline from apartments at 777 S State apartments for rent

Sophisticated and refined urban living is on display in this South Loop high-rise apartment building, along with all the amenities you could ever need and truly stunning views of the Chicago skyline. It could be the influence of the Museum Campus or the colleges and universities in the neighborhood that keep this place classy...or it could be you.

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Astoria Tower

View of the Chicago skyline from Astoria Tower apartments for rent

With views dominated by the Chicago skyline, Grant Park, and the Museum Campus, there's much to adore from these impeccable South Loop high-rise luxury apartments. Tasteful amenities provide a concierge-like feel to the building without being over the top-top. This apartment building gives a perfect blend of style and comfort.

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The Patricians

Rooftop deck in Chicago at The Patricians Apartments

Relax at The Patricians' one-of-a-kind resident social area, the Sky Lounge. Take advantage of the expansive grill area, sundeck, and unmatched views of the Chicago skyline.

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View of Lake Michigan and Chicago from Axis apartments for rent

Go to the top floor of these high-rise Streeterville apartments to enjoy panoramic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Step inside, swim a few laps in the indoor pool, or do a vigorous workout in the 24-hour fitness center. 

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View of the Chicago River from outdoor terrace at OneEleven Apartments in Downtown Chicago

Residents enjoy world-class curated amenities at OneEleven, a luxury Chicago high-rise apartment building in the Loop. The 58-story tower offers unparalleled views of the Chicago River and the iconic architecture in Downtown Chicago. 

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Coast at Lakeshore East

View of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan from Coast at Lakeshore East Apartments

Live on the Chicago River with bonus views of Lake Michigan at Coast at Lakeshore East Apartments. The luxury building in Lakeshore East offers studios to three-bedroom apartments and incredible penthouses for rent. 

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Wolf Point West

Luxury apartment with view of the Chicago River at Wolf Point West

Wolf Point West in River North boasts unbeatable views of the Chicago River where the North, South, and Main Branches intersect. The 46-story luxury building features thoughtfully designed spaces like the River and Sky Lounge. 

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1350 N Lake Shore Drive Apartments

Rooftop deck with view of Lake Michigan in Gold Coast Chicago at 1350 N Lake Shore Drive Apartments

Are you looking for an apartment with Lake Michigan views in the Gold Coast? The 1350 N Lake Shore Drive Apartments for rent in Chicago offer one of the best vantage points in the city with sweeping views of the lake and Downtown Chicago. Don't miss out on the fabulous rooftop deck!

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Arrive Streeterville

Chicago skyline view at Arrive Streeterville

Renters at this sleek Streeterville apartment building get majestic views of Lake Michigan and modern skyscrapers designed by such noted architects as Mies van der Rohe and Helmut Jahn. It's a great location that balances the perks of living by the lakefront with a dramatic cityscape as the backdrop. Plus, this apartment complex houses an impressive array of fitness-focused amenities for tenants, like indoor tennis courts and a gaming lounge. 

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NEMA Chicago

View of the Chicago skyline at dusk from NEMA apartments for rent

A list of high-rise apartments with the best Chicago views wouldn't be complete without NEMA. At 76 stories, NEMA is the city's tallest rental residence, with unprecedented views of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and Grant Park.

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