When summer finally decides to roll into the city, Chicagoans are ready to take full advantage. And we deserve it really! We endure a full 6 months trudging through snow/wind/rain, dealing with doors frozen shut on the red line train cars, and matching your boots to any outfit when you attempt to go out on Saturday night. And some days, your commute to work feels more like Leo’s journey in The Revenant.
What’s the most convenient way to soak up some of that precious Chicago summer sun? Your own pool of course! Sure the lake is fun, but do you really want to drag all of your beach accoutrement all the way there, or do you want to grab the necessities and hop in your elevator?
We’ve mapped out the top 10, highest-rated pool scenes located in one of the most vibrant Chicago neighborhoods, River North.
Grand Plaza Chicago - 4 Stars
Grand Plaza's outdoor heated pool can host your pool party even when the weather is still a little cool. Residents rave in AptAmigo reviews about the awesome summer pool/deck scene. And with their recent overhaul of the pool deck (bars & cabanas!), Grand Plaza residents can gear up for an epic summer!
Flair Tower - 4 ½ Stars
Complete with a fireplace, gas grills, pool, and spa Flair Tower residents may never need to leave their building to enjoy the ultimate stay-cation. With resident reviews boasting about the well maintained building, you can be sure this pool will always be ready no matter when Chicago summers decide to start.
Kingsbury Plaza - 4 ½ Stars
Great building staff, solid in-unit temperature control, AND an awesome pool/deck scene! Kingsbury Plaza renters had a lot to brag about in our reviews. A full outdoor terrace complete with breathtaking views of the river, who wouldn't want to spend their summer months here?!
EnV Chicago- 4 ½ Stars
You should definitely be EnV-ious that residents get to soak up the sun on this roof top pool and deck. Including chaise lounges and resort style seating, you'll have your very own paradise to enjoy just a few stories up.
AMLI River North - 4 ½ Stars
AMLI River North is known for its abundance of amenities, and they don't skimp when it comes to their pool. This massive roof top deck measures in at 22,000 sq ft offering an outdoor kitchen with grills, fire pit, fire place, cabanas, TVs, an outdoor movie theatre, the list goes on and on! No wonder AptAmigo reviews are filled with praise!
One Superior Place - 5 Stars
I hope you like making new friends pool-side! Not only dose One Superior Place have a great pool and deck, their resident's reviews have helped make this one of the most social buildings in Chicago! If you're new to Chicago, just flop down near one of the fire pits, or strike up a conversation with someone at one of the grills.
Jones Chicago - 5 Stars
Fire pits, cabanas, and grills, oh my! We're starting to notice a theme that makes a pool deck a winning one. Jones Chicgao makes the cut with an expansive terrace perfect for you to work on your tan. Between the quality and location, residents at Jones truly feel like they're at home.
Hubbard Place - 5 Stars
Hubbard Place is yet another building filled with happy residents (and reviewers)! And who wouldn't be happy to call this building home, especially when you have a roof top pool deck with amazing views of Chicago. If you don't have a friend with a boat, a friend at Hubbard Place is an excellent alternative. Start socializing!
Most roof top pools have great views, but NO ONE does views like Wolf Point West. And Wolf Point's pool isn't even on the top floor, you still get unobstructed views of the river with a massive sundeck and an army of sun loungers. What else is included with this pool deck? You'll have to go on a tour and see for yourself!
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