It doesn’t get much better than summer in Chicago. And, while we love hitting up the city’s many beautiful beaches, there’s something to be said for enjoying the summer sun and cooling off in a private pool. The following condos and apartments (and one house!) offer just that.
This gorgeous, LEED-certified new development building in the heart of the Gold Coast offers not only luxury, half-floor condos, but also a sun deck with a pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen. George Schultz, @properties, 773-537-1285
The list of amenities in this luxury rental building is mind-blowingly long and enviable, so we’ll just call to attention what is possibly the most important one for summer: The 45th-floor outdoor pool, sundeck, and lounge... with views of the lake, to boot. Moment Chicago, 312-245-0545
OneEleven’s resort-class amenities combine the best of both worlds: Soak up the sun on the outdoor deck, and when you need to cool off, head indoors to the pool—which is conveniently located just inside a retractable wall. OneEleven, 773-299-6567
With this killer penthouse condo (think: insane views of the skyline and Lake Michigan), you’ll get access to both an indoor and an outdoor pool. Yes, please. Cynthia Tobisch and Tamara Kasey, Jameson Sotheby’s, 312-751-0300
This new luxury apartment building makes summertime relaxing in the heart of the city seriously easy. Cool off in the outdoor pool on hot summer days, while you take in 360-degree views of the city. North Water Apartments, 312-239-3161
Located within the architecturally stunning Aqua high-rise building, this condo comes with all of the community perks, including the largest outdoor pool and amenity deck in Chicago. Magellan Realty, 312-208-2000
Condo living not your thing? It’s possible to get a single-family home with a pool within city limits—and this amazing mansion is proof. This house has multiple sunny outdoor spaces, including an enclosed courtyard with an in-ground pool. Emily Sachs Wong, @properties, 312-286-0800