While condos get most of the credit for having amazing amenities, a number of rental developments throughout the country are kicking it up a notch with spectacular pools, making them covetable places to cool down in this sweltering weather.
Nestled in the lush greenery and waterfront parks of NYC’s coveted Battery Park City neighborhood, Gateway is a peaceful residential oasis comprised of six high-rise buildings with breathtaking harbor and city views. The Club at Gateway offers over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities for residents of all ages, including a private outdoor pool perfect for beating the summer heat. The pool at Gateway overlooks the Hudson River and has plenty of poolside sunbathing chairs and sun-protecting umbrellas.
Developed by the LeFrak Organization, LeFrak City consists of twenty 16-story residential buildings that house approximately 15,000 residents in 4,600 units. The development is home to three extensive shared courtyards that feature outdoor amenities and recreational facilities. A resident-only outdoor pool is the highlight of these spaces in the summer months, with residents of all ages enjoying basking in the sun. Additional shared outdoor spaces include a soccer field, tennis court, basketball court, putting green, games tables including ping pong and foosball, picnic tables and playgrounds.
Located in Jersey City’s thriving Newport neighborhood, the award-winning Ellipse has upped the ante for luxury living in Jersey City, with spacious, waterfront apartments and Manhattan-style amenities. The ultra-luxe rental building features a luxurious roof deck with a 75-foot swimming pool, wading pool and one-of-a-kind views of the Manhattan skyline. Additional perks of the rooftop include over 150 cozy lounge chairs, 7 cabanas, a fire pit and a handful of barbecue grills, making the space the perfect spot to enjoy the summer!
STATEN ISLAND URBY
Urby aims to inspire and deepen the very nature of apartment living by applying the personal approach associated with boutique hotel hospitality and design to the residential experience. Located on the North Shore waterfront, Staten Island Urby is one of the largest new construction developments in Staten Island with 571 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial space. Collective spaces at Urby, which are designated for get-togethers among neighbors, include a beautifully landscaped courtyard garden area with a beautiful pool and deck. Overlooking the Manhattan skyline and the New York Harbor, the pool is open to residents and their guests. At night, fire pits can be enjoyed and movies are played.
Situated at the nexus of the hip Hell’s Kitchen, the evolving Hudson Yards and just steps from the stylish Chelsea, 555Ten offers 56 stories of elevated, luxury rentals. The amenities rise to the rooftop at 650 feet, featuring an exclusive all season rooftop club and bar with an indoor/outdoor fireplace and an outdoor swimming pool for residents, offering breathtaking skyline and sunset views. The open air sundeck features private cabanas, chase lounges, and a southwest-facing swimming pool for the most exclusive observation deck experience, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. Available rentals include studios, one-, two- and three- bedrooms, starting at $3,392 per month.
EL CENTRO APARTMENTS & BUNGALOWS
Located on a full city block just east of the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine in central Hollywood, El Centro Apartments & Bungalows brings a fresh and vibrant new take on urban rental living to one of Los Angeles’s most exciting and evolving neighborhoods. El Centro blends a boutique hospitality sensibility with the scale and amenities of a fully equipped luxury housing development to provide residents a welcoming, full-service, indoor/outdoor, live-work community in a walkable location at the center of everything. With interiors by Los Angeles-based design collective Commune – known for its work on the Ace Hotels in DTLA, Palm Springs and Chicago – El Centro boasts an array of resort-style amenities, including an expansive saltwater swimming pool complete with a hot tub and an outdoor movie screen.
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