Swimming Among Skyscrapers: 6 Stunning Apartment Community Pools Around the U.S. [Editor’s Picks]

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Imagine diving in the pool on a bright weekend morning or a warm afternoon, after a week or a day’s work. There’s nothing quite like it, is there?

Now imagine diving in a pool and re-emerging to find yourself surrounded by skyscrapers, luxurious lounges and upscale dining areas. That’s the norm for apartment dwellers living in these high-end communities. We’re talking tons of space, saunas and steam rooms, roomy hot hubs, stunning lounges and skyline views — pretty much everything you need to be wowed on a daily basis. Take a look at 6 of the most stunning swimming pools around the country:

The Downtown Oasis: Northshore Austin

This infinity edge pool at Northshore Austin is a dream come true for anyone who’s ever wanted an astounding view. The downtown community’s sleek yet comfortable pool deck offers plenty of privacy but also comes with a delightful view over Lake Park, the Colorado River and Austin’s urban skyline.

Northshore’s pool area also features individual cabanas and sunbeds, as well as multiple grilling stations. To put it simply, you can spend an entire day here relaxing, grilling your favorite food, and taking in the view and the sun. 

A Pool in a Park: Highpoint on Columbus Commons 

Highpoint at Columbus Commons also features a swimming pool with a view, but this one is located on the ground floor, straight in the heart of the action.

This beautiful pool area offers an astounding view of Columbus Commons, so residents basically have an entire park as their backyard. What’s more, since Highpoint is located right in downtown Denver, you’ll also get to enjoy a magnificent urban panorama.

The Skyscraper Pool: Optima Signature, Chicago

Lounging in Optima Signature’s pool area would definitely make it to any ranking of “things that will make you feel like you’re living in a movie”.

This luxury apartment community is located in the heart of Chicago, and its pool is nestled between some of the most impressive buildings in the city — it offers a breathtaking view of the both the Tribune and the NBC Towers. Couple the modern, polished pool area with a hot tub, saunas and steam rooms, and you’ll never need to visit a spa again. 

A Lap Along the Skyline: The Gallery on Wells, Chicago

The Gallery on Wells doesn’t just feature a pool. It features a huge, 24 Yard lap pool and a large hot hub. Of course, as is the case with most central apartment communities, you’ll take in dramatic skyline views in between your laps, and de-stress in the sauna or wet lounge after you’re done.

The rooftop pool area also comes with grilling and dining areas so you can entertain in style, and of course, several fire pits where you’ll cozy up and wind down after a long day. 

The Lounge Pool: Trivista on Speer, Denver 

Anchoring Denver’s coolest corner, The Golden Triangle Creative District, the Trivista on Speer offers 360 views of the city. This luxury apartment community’s pool is nestled between its apartments, so you can enjoy some privacy in the bustling area.

The beautiful outdoor swimming area also features a luxurious spa and impressive views of the city, which you can enjoy while swimming, de-stressing in the hot hub, or refreshing in its sleek, comfortable ledge loungers. 

The European Bathhouse: Alden Park, Philadelphia

Spanning 38 acres, Alden Park, one of Philadelphia’s finest apartment communities, is pretty much a neighborhood in itself. This means it has plenty of space for both an outdoor pool and an indoor swimming area, the last of which will remind you of a luxurious European bathhouse.

The apartment community’s indoor pool is as impressive as it gets — it features poolside beds and lounge areas, and, to top it all off, the roof actually retracts so you can take in a clear sky while swimming a lap or simply enjoying the water. 

Looking for a beautiful apartment with a luxurious pool? Check out thousands of apartments near you and find your ideal home! 


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Irina Lupa is a creative writer for several Yardi publications, where they cover real estate market trends and industry news. Their work has been cited in Forbes, Globe St. and CNBC, among others. Irina has an academic background in journalism and media theory. You can connect with Irina via email.

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