There is so much to love about living in San Diego. The location is great, the beach is right there and the city is full of delicious places to eat and unique places to shop. With so much going on across the city, you may not be putting a lot of thought into the ideal San Diego apartment, as you should.
Start with your list of must-have amenities. Rate them in terms of what you can't live without, like the perfect fitness center, to what you'd like but could give up, like an amazing rooftop. Once you've got your list, take a closer look. Do you have a pool on there?
Among all the spa-like features your home could have, in a temperate city like this, you can't forget about the pool. So, after you've worked it into your amenity list, get a jump on your search by checking out the top apartment pools in San Diego.
Source: Rent. / Vive Luxe
Sitting poolside at Vive Luxe is never boring. Not only can you enjoy the crystal blue water in the pool, but you can wade in and soak while you watch a movie or game on the big screen TV. Catch some shade in the large cabanas or work on your tan from one of the lounge chairs. There's even a cool rounded couch with an umbrella so you can sit beside the pool and still catch some shade.
With a perfect location that's close to the beach, the city center, great shopping and more, this Eastern San Diego community makes it easy to spend all your free time outside. You can cook a meal on the outdoor grills, use the indoor/outdoor fitness center or chill by the outdoor fireplace. There's even a Sky Deck with plenty of seating, televisions and a fire pit of its own.
Source: Rent. / Valentia
Deep, aqua-green highlights blend perfectly with the pools and spas at Valentia. And with more than one, you'll have plenty of choices. There's a variety of seating at each pool, too. Pick between traditional lounge chairs, poolside beds or even umbrella-covered, bar-height tables. Additional lounge chairs are also available near green spaces, providing extra sunbathing space. There's even a sauna for a little spa treatment before heading out to the pool.
Located in University City, living here puts you close to so many things that make San Diego a great place to live. You're near a massive park and athletic field complex, but also excellent shopping at UTC, the outdoor mall.
Margo at the Society
Source: Rent. / Margo at the Society
Taking seating and comfort very seriously, the pool area at Margo at the Society is a special spot. Super-tall palm trees frame the four corners of this luxurious space. Lounge chairs and even more curved loveseats surround the pool and hot tub. For those who like to enjoy the pool under some shade, there's a covered, outdoor lounge that faces out.
Keep an eye on the pool scene from your own balcony, but don't miss out on all the fun this Mission Valley community has to offer. Hang in the courtyard where you can also host a barbecue or take your pup out to the dog run.
Spire San Diego
Source: Rent. / Spire San Diego
A lap pool with hot tub and plenty of funky seating is still a pool area worth hanging out in. At Spire San Diego, you may have to dodge those using the pool to work out, but there's plenty of space to cool off on hot days. As the sun sets, use the hot tub to really relax. Lining the sides of the pool, you've got your choice between beach loungers and single lounge beds.
When you need a break from the sun and pool, head out into East Village for plenty of fun. This neighborhood is close to all the action. It's home to Petco Park, where the Padres round the bases, and Central Library which has its own art gallery.
Source: Rent. / Pacific Ridge
It's go big at home when you live in Pacific Ridge. They do outside space right with plenty of amenities. The star, though, is the massive pool. Surrounded by lounge chairs with cabanas in the back, there's room here for everyone who wants to cool off in the San Diego sun.
Additional outdoor space in this Morena community includes areas to grill, sit and eat, fire pits looking out over the ocean and outdoor couches. There's even a covered hangout spot with two televisions and hammocks. With Moroccan-inspired decor, this entire community is not only amenity-filled but beautiful.
Vive on the Park
Source: Rent. / Vive on the Park
The elevated pool and spa at Vive on the Park scream luxury. With great city views, cabanas and a variety of seating, it's an undeniably fun place to be. Grab a lounge chair, a poolside bed, a cabana couch or sit under an umbrella-covered table. All spots make it easy to relax both before and after you take a dip.
Another great community in Eastern San Diego, living here allows residents to take advantage of the rooftop lounges with built-in barbecues. The neighborhood makes it easy for those who like to stay active when outside as well. It's great for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Casa Mira View
Source: Rent. / Casa Mira View
It's pools, pools and more pools at Casa Mira View. Enjoy one of two saltwater pools and spas when it's time to relax — but wait, there's more. The high-end fitness center also has a lap pool for you to use. The water is only the start though. Surrounding the pools, you'll find all the usual amenities. There's also a kid's splash pad, second-level cabanas and a DJ tower.
Nestled into the hilly and scenic Northeastern San Diego neighborhood, you're still living in San Diego up here, but it all feels a little more suburban. That's most likely why Casa Mira View includes so many family-friendly features. In addition to the splash pad, there's also a community center, outdoor playgrounds and an indoor play area with a train and carousel.
Towers at Costa Verde
Source: Rent. / Towers at Costa Verde
Set right in the heart of University City, the Towers at Costa Verde creates a nice oasis around its pool. Plush lounge chairs and cabanas encircle the space. The large pool always looks inviting, and if you happen to get hungry, the outdoor grilling and picnic area is right there too.
This expansive outdoor area also includes a tennis/sports court for those who like to stay active before or after they spend some time at the pool. There's also a driving range and putting green for anyone who likes to spend their outdoor time practicing their swing.
Source: Rent. / The Merian
A great view of San Diego, rooftop access and a deep, inviting pool and hot tub — what more could you ask for? At The Merian, it's all about relaxing away from the noise of the city below without losing access to those fantastic views. Gaze out at the Coronado Bridge as you lounge poolside. Enjoy the private cabanas or take a seat at the cocktail tables and catch up with a friend.
The rooftop space at this East Village community is quite impressive. In addition to the pool and spa, there are two gas grills for cooking, a large lounge space with a central fire pit and a complete outdoor dining area. Pull up a seat at the bar behind the grills or take over the dining table with a big group.
Source: Rent. / Torrey Villas
Bright and beautiful, the beach-entry pool and hot tub at Torrey Villas send out the most calming vibes ever. Each lounge chair has its own side table giving everyone plenty of space to keep their drink, book and sunglasses off the ground. There are a few umbrellas spaced out for when you need a break from the sun as well.
To the side of the pool, you'll find an impressive outdoor dining area. The large, marble table has a fire pit as its centerpiece and faces a large-screen television. There's also extra seating in a lounge space alongside the dining area. This Del Mar Mesa community is close to a park and playground but has its own jogging trail on the premises as well. Living here also puts you about four miles away from the Pacific Ocean and the beach.
Chill out in one of the most incredible apartment pools in San Diego
Now that you have a better idea of what's out there when it comes to apartment pools in San Diego, are you ready to start your search? You know a killer pool is essential, but make sure to keep an eye out for what will make your San Diego apartment perfect. Happy hunting!
Featured image source: Rent. / Towers at Costa Verde