The Best Apartment Amenities for Summer: Outdoor Spaces

Spending time in the sunshine is the best part of summer. Especially when you’re living in a downtown Chicago apartment with the best apartment amenities for enjoying the outdoors. We’re talking about rooftop terraces, cabanas, pools, movie screens, and more!

Let’s explore a few of our favorite Chicago apartment outdoor spaces:

The Hudson

Outdoor spaces are no stranger to residents at The Hudson; every unit in the building has an outdoor balcony or terrace. The Hudson’s outdoor pool is surrounded by an expansive sundeck with lounge chairs and cabanas. There is gorgeous landscaping with private dining spaces and even several outdoor firepits. Whether you are swimming or enjoying dinner in this space, you will enjoy taking in the 360-degree views of the city.


Moment’s outdoor space leaves nothing to be desired. Residents of the building can relax in the serenity garden, take in unbelievable views from the rooftop pool/lounge on the 45th floor, or work from home in the modern business center. Guests will enjoy the outdoor grilling spaces and eight private cabanas on the 9th-floor terrace. Have a dog? Spoil your pup at this building with the 600 square foot dog run.


Highlights of Niche include a beautiful sky deck pool with an indoor and outdoor bar. Due to the location and positioning of the building, the pool deck will get sunlight all day long. The building also boasts an expansive outdoor grilling space complete with a community garden and a large fire pit perfect for entertaining. Most units in this building feature balconies with unobstructed views of Chicago’s Skyline.

The Aurelien

The Aurelien offers extraordinary amenities featuring a show-stopping outdoor garden terrace with bocce ball. It was designed to reflect a modern take on old palace gardens and includes spaces for grilling, relaxing by the fire and walking in the grass. On the same floor, there is a party room and entertainment lounge perfect for hosting a summertime party.

Centrum Bucktown

Centrum Bucktown houses an exceptional outdoor terrace, grilling areas, lounge space, firepit, and green space. There is even an on-site dog run. This building is perfect for those who enjoy exercising outdoors. Centrum Bucktown features complimentary bicycle storage with a maintenance station. The property overlooks The 606 and offers residents easy access to hop on and off the trail.

Of course, this is just a sampling of the best apartment amenities for outdoor living. Want to learn more about Chicago’s newest apartments with outdoor spaces? Click the button below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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