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Chicago Apartment Buildings With The Best Views [UPDATED]

Everyone has their own wish list of features they want in a new downtown Chicago apartment, and for many, great views of the city, skyline, and lake are somewhere near the top. If you’re planning an upcoming apartment search, here is a closer look are just several Chicago apartment buildings with the best views.

Aston Chicago

With a prime location and ample amenities, Aston Chicago is a great choice for your next apartment with stunning downtown views. The Streeterville building not only has great sight lines but a wonderful collection of amenities for residents to enjoy, including a yoga studio, but also an infinity-edge swimming pool, a hydrotherapy spa, a sauna and hot tub, plus a resident lounge with grilling stations and more.


It’s hard to beat out NEMA, because this 76-story high-rise towers high above the rest, so much so that it’s considered to be the tallest rental apartment building in the entire City of Chicago and one of the tallest buildings in the city, overall. Close to Grant Park, you’re sure to enjoy some of the views from high up in NEMA, including from a platform overlooking the nearby park and Lake Michigan in the city’s South Loop neighborhood. It’s not surprising that the penthouse units offer unobstructed views with walls of windows, but even the pool deck has some pretty nice city views, itself.

Chicago Apartments With a Great View

Wolf Point West

It may only stand 46-stories high, but Wolf Point West in Chicago’s River North neighborhood is something to celebrate in terms of its own views, high above the spot where the branches of the Chicago River intersect. The property includes a River Lounge that offers a more relaxing setting, plus also a sky deck, which is said to be a great place to catch a sunset, because you’ll find some fire pits and lounge seating, plus some interior space with skyline views available from the appropriately named Sky Lounge. If you want to get in a workout but don’t want to miss out on some of the scenery, you can do that too from the building’s impressive, 46th floor fitness center and its walls of wraparound windows.

500 N. Lake Shore Drive

Rising up from Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, 500 N Lake Shore Drive has the advantage of its own rooftop swimming pool and cabanas, meaning you can cool off while taking in some sweeping views of the city below. When you want to simply enjoy your own private apartment, you can also take in the views from there, as units in this building come with generous, floor-to-ceiling windows, which make living here that much more desirable. Not only that, but the building sits close to the lakefront path and some of the city’s most popular beaches, too.

One Chicago

The apartments of One Chicago are truly spectacular themselves, with easy access to some top amenities, private luxuries, and, of course, some pretty impressive views, too. These apartments are usually in high demand, thanks to the fact that some come with private balconies, plus the building includes its own rooftop lounge, making living here a great option for those who want to experience some of the best views in Chicago.


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