Figuring out where to live in Cincinnati isn't the easiest of things to do. You've got to find places that meet your basic requirements, are in the right location for your lifestyle and have your top-of-list, most desired amenities.
Whether that means you need a Cincinnati apartment with a dog park, a gym, co-working pods or anything in between, the one amenity you shouldn't discard from your list is a pool.
An on-site apartment pool is the perfect place to decompress, meet neighbors and enjoy some fresh air and sun. Find your favorite on the list below and fill out an application today.
One Lytle Place Apartments
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When you live in the midwest few apartment amenities are more highly coveted than an indoor pool and hot tub like the one at One Lytle Place Apartments. This is thanks to the sizable skylight taking up nearly half the ceiling and the potted greenery lining the perimeter. A few tables and chairs in the area make it easy to bring a meal or snack down to the pool as well.
When you're not at the pool, make sure to explore the neighborhood. Living in the Central Business District, you get the best of both worlds. You may work hard here, but this is also the entertainment hub of the city, with theaters, outdoor venues, museums, lively sports bars and cocktail lounges.
Bishop's Gate at Somerset
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Nothing goes better with a giant pool than row upon row of lounge chairs. You can bring a crowd to this great pool at Bishop's Gate at Somerset and all sit comfortably. Also around this space are umbrella-covered tables and a more formal outdoor dining area under a solid roof.
The pool isn't the only water feature in this Cincinnati community, though. There's also an impressive fountain and gazebo nestled into the trees and flowers. A perfect meditative spot.
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The wide expanse of space that encompasses the pool area at Aspire Kenwood has it all. The massive pool and hot tub sit front and center, while rows of lounge chairs line the sides. Four-top tables make a nice little poolside dining area, and three hammocks swing on their own plot of lush greenery. Couches and dedicated lounge spaces populate the final side of the pool, with more dining tables off to the side.
Situated in the peaceful Silverton neighborhood, there are no shortages of amenities here. If you want to keep the outside vibe going, head to the fireside retreat and grilling courtyard. If you're looking for some indoor activities, head to the podcast studio or the PGA golf simulator. There are even wine lockers for those who have private collections.
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Level with the surrounding treetops, the sundeck at One41 Wellington offers up a nice view. The impressive pool has a sunbathing shelf for those who like to soak up some sun while keeping their feet wet. Bright blue umbrellas set throughout the space give you the option to grab some shade when it's needed, too.
Putting the pool up high was intentional for One41 Wellington; the Mount Auburn neighborhood, where it's situated, has some of the best views in the city. A popular place to call home, it's close enough to the city center for easy access, but set far enough apart to provide a break from the bustle.
The Groton Lofts
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When the sun goes behind the residences at The Groton Lofts, the pool here turns a deep, dark shade of aqua. It creates quite a tranquil scene for this nice, big space. Lined with lounge chairs and surrounded by tall trees it's easy to let the stress of the day slip away whenever you find yourself out here.
Another great community in the Central Business District, this historic building offers up great city views and has an excellent rooftop courtyard. On the ground floor, you'll find a fun pub to swing into for an after-work drink or a weekend cocktail.
Arbors of Anderson
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Strings of Edison lights up the ante at the pool at Arbors of Anderson. Step into the 'L' shaped pool to soak, or grab some sun on any of the lounge chairs. You'll also find a few tables should you come to the pool with a group. There's even a poolside pavilion with televisions for when you want to extend your hangout time outside.
Located in the peaceful Cherry Grove neighborhood, living here you get great landscaping and open green spaces so you can really enjoy the outdoors. Grilling stations even make it possible to prep your entire meal without going inside your apartment. Walking paths also extend throughout the community so you can get some outdoor exercise.
Residences at AG47
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Tranquil vibes emanate from the curvaceous, heated pool at the Residences at AG47. Encircled by lounge chairs, you can easily grab a spot and let the stress of the day fall away. Situated in the center of the community, you can even live in a unit with a view of the pool.
Another Cincinnati gem in the Silverton area, the companion outdoor space to this great pool area is the courtyard. Here, you'll find two gas grills under a single pergola, a dining area, plush seats around the fire pit and games. There's corn hole and bocce for hours of outdoor fun.
Source: Rent. / Centennial Station
Popping out from behind the clubhouse, the pool at Centennial Station is just one of the many outdoor amenities you'll find here. Lounge chairs go all around the large pool, and there are two tables with accompanying umbrellas. You may think this completes the space, but there's also a poolside cafe for when all that swimming makes your tummy rumble.
To the northeast of the downtown area, this Madisonville community sits within a thriving business district. Known for its diversity, the area is also one of Cincinnati's oldest neighborhoods.
Lakeshore Drive Apartments
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Looking for a community that lets you pick whether your swim inside or out? Then check out the two pools at Lakeshore Drive Apartments. You've got a massive pool, surrounded by trees outdoors and a perfect, 75-foot lap pool within. And, while we're on the topic of water, there's also a four-acre, spring-fed lake in the 25-acre park that encircles the community.
An ideal spot for all kinds of outdoor fun, there's a dog park for your furry friend to run out some energy and a fishing lake for some outdoor sport. For a quiet moment in the fresh air, swing into the gazebo.
Echelon Luxury Apartments
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Luxury is not an understatement at Echelon Luxury Apartments. All you have to do is check out the pool to come to this realization. Six sprayers churn up the crystal-clear water and the coolest lounge chairs you've ever seen sit to the side across from the sunbathing shelf in the pool.
Directly behind the pool area, you'll find the outdoor dining space. There are two medium-sized tables set apart in a nice, graveled space. A gas grill with a sizable prep surface sits right there as well. To the side of the pool, you'll find a huge outdoor lounge with a combination coffee table fire pit.
Chill out in one of the most incredible apartment pools in Cincinnati
There's no denying it, Cincinnati is a great place to live with a lot to offer. But, finding the right spot to call home means apartments have to deliver on amenities. That includes those Cincinnati apartments with stellar pools. Other amenities matter too, but a great pool can really set the tone for the rest of the place. Good luck with your search.