One of the best things about high-rise apartment living in Chicago is the wide array of amenities and perks that you simply can’t get with a single-family home or smaller building. You won’t find many Chicago homes with dog groomers, indoor tennis courts and indoor/outdoor infinity pools, art, music, and movie rooms, and rooftop decks with sprawling city views. But if you live in a Chicago apartment, all of that and more may be available to you without ever leaving your building.

There are countless buildings downtown and throughout the city that offer a wide range of standout features for apartment dwellers, but here are just a few examples that have some of the best Chicago apartment amenities for 2020:

This luxury Streeterville high-rise at 514 N Peshtigo Court not only is steps from the Lake and Navy Pier, but it also provides ample in-house opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and taking care of business. These include:

  • Private access to Bennett Park, including a children’s playground
  • Two outdoor dog runs for small and large dogs
  • Landscaped terrace with pool and lounge areas
  • Reservable outdoor kitchens featuring SubZero grills
  • Private cabanas and fire pits
  • Fitness club featuring top-of-the-line cardiovascular, strength, and training equipment
  • Yoga studio
  • 60 ft. indoor saltwater pool
  • Children’s play suite and prep kitchen
  • Recreation room including a billiards table, gaming, televisions, and lounge areas
  • Private dining and entertainment suite with catering kitchen

Another Streeterville gem, the Optima Signature is a 57-story LEED Silver® Certified building with tons of features that will appeal to renters of all stripes, including:

  • Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools
  • Whirlpool spas
  • Sundeck terraces with fireside lounges, private dining areas, cabanas, bars, and TVs
  • Golf simulator and putting green
  • Basketball and squash courts
  • Bocce ball
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam, sauna and lounge areas
  • Fully equipped business center, wired conference room, resident library, and coffee bar
  • Party room, showcase kitchen, and theater room
  • Onsite dry cleaning
  • Indoor and outdoor childrens’ play spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor dog parks and grooming facility

This 76-story South Loop standout towers over Grant Park and the Museum Campus and offers stunning views of the city and Lake Michigan. It also provides:

  • 10,000 square-foot resort-style outdoor deck featuring a stunning pool with lounge chairs, daybeds, and spa pools
  • Private entertaining areas equipped with 65″ TVs, Viking barbecue grills, ice makers, and refrigerators
  • 75-foot indoor lap pool, saunas, steam rooms, and locker rooms
  • Fitness center including boxing ring
  • Kids Club
  • Pet Spa
  • Golf simulator
  • Basketball court
  • Chef’s kitchen
  • Private boardrooms and party spaces
  • Skyline terrace and private lounge

At this beautiful Michigan Avenue high-rise, residents can avail themselves of these features:

  • Four-story winter garden oasis
  • Indoor/Outdoor gathering spaces with infinity pool and spa
  • Game room
  • Chef’s kitchen and private dining area
  • Intimate cocktail lounge
  • Outdoor grills with seating for al fresco dining
  • Expansive fitness center featuring Peloton, Life Fitness, and Nautilus equipment
  • Yoga studio with access to outdoor terrace
  • Coworking space and business center
  • Private dog walk and indoor play areas with on-site pet grooming studio

Residents at this luxury high-rise on the South Bank of the Chicago River can take advantage of:

  • Rooftop event space
  • Outdoor screening room
  • Bocce ball
  • Game room
  • Sports simulator room
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub with cabanas
  • Rooftop event space
  • Outdoor grilling stations
  • Chef’s kitchen and herb gardens

Standing tall on Old Town’s main drag of Wells Street, Old Town Park provides ample amenities, including:

  • Outdoor pool and deck
  • Outdoor lounges, fire pits, and kitchens
  • Indoor basketball court
  • Indoor and outdoor childrens’ play spaces
  • Outdoor projection space
  • Bocce ball
  • Full spa with steam and sauna
  • Sports and social lounges
  • Game room
  • Fitness center

To learn more about the best Chicago apartment amenities, see current rent prices, or to schedule your private showing with a Z Chicago agent, contact us today.