Best Apartment Rooftops in Los Angeles

As the second largest city in the U.S., it's no secret that Los Angeles is one of the most desired places in the country to call home. With so many people looking to make the move to the City of Angels, apartment complexes are popping up all over the place with long lists of amenities that go beyond the basics and provide all resources residents need to enjoy their LA lives to the fullest.

All the apartment communities that are on this list appear here because they represent some of the best rooftops in the city. From poolside lounging to outdoor grilling and more, the rooftop of your dreams is waiting for you. You just have to know where to find it.

The Apartment Residences at AKA

Artisan fountain on the roof at The Apartment Residences at AKA

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Located on the Sunset Strip right next door to the world-famous Comedy Store, the rooftop at The Apartment Residences at AKA is second to none and the ideal spot to soak up the Southern California sun in style.

Boasting an artisan fountain that provides the calming soundtrack of running water, ample seating peppered throughout the large space and lush greenery lining the perimeter, there may not be a better place to be on a beautiful day in LA than atop this pristine private perch.

Hidden away in beautiful West Hollywood, this 190-unit community also boasts a stunning pool area elevated a few stories off ground level. This rectangular pool is perfect for swimming laps on a Sunday morning or soaking a whole Saturday away. Regardless of how you look at it, life is good at The Apartment Residences at AKA.

Vision on Wilshire

Covered open-air fire pit at Vision on Wilshire

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The covered patio at Vision on Wilshire might be the best place to soak up a stellar view of Downtown LA all year long, regardless of the weather. This large covered area is complete with a glass fire pit, multiple benches with unobstructed views and meticulously manicured greenery.

Located in the beautiful Park La Brea neighborhood, this 150-unit apartment community also houses a scenic outdoor terrace in addition to the covered communal patio. This sunkissed outdoor oasis boasts a large fire pit, an absolutely huge rectangular pool and stunning views of the lights of Los Angeles in nearly every direction.

Villa Carlotta

European-inspired rooftop at Villa Carlotta in Los Angeles

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The rooftop deck at Villa Carlotta looks like something straight out of the latest season of White Lotus. Capturing the effortless elegance of classic Italian design, taking a trip up to this serene space is like taking a step back in time to when things were simple and everything was designed with painstaking detail.

Located in the delightful Hollywood Dell area, this 50-unit furnished apartment community comes complete with the largest collection of meticulously manicured rooftop greenery you'll ever find at an apartment complex.

We aren't talking about a couple of potted plants, either. This undeniably classy rooftop terrace is peppered with plants of all shapes, sizes and origins. A truly unique perk for the people lucky enough to call this boutique community home, the rooftop at Villa Carlotta is a stellar place to be when the sun is shining in SoCal.

Josephine DTLA

Aerial view of the Josephine DTLA rooftop at night

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The rooftop at Joesphine DTLA is large and loaded with the type of amenities that make a sunny day on the roof so much more than just a great opportunity for a tanning session. Boasting nearly 360 degrees of unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles, this is the perfect place to be on a clear night in LA.

With a number of different pockets of seating arrangements, this space was clearly designed to support more than one friend group at a time. With everything from secluded dining areas for date night to fire pits with seating for four to an elevated observation deck and more, this rooftop is packed with the type of premium, amenities that make outdoor living as comfortable and fun as can be.


Open-air green space on the roof at Vestalia

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With artificial turf underfoot, blue skies overhead and the sights and sounds of the center of the cinematic universe all around you, Vestalia is the type of community that invites residents to be the stars of their own show. They do this by providing comfortable communal spaces where residents can be themselves, get to know one another and live the Los Angeles life to the fullest.

Tucked away north of Downtown LA in Glendale, this 180-unit community boasts a beautiful rooftop terrace. This elevated oasis comes complete with a professional-grade grilling station, plush couches and a table that's perfect for appetizers or a casual meal. This is the spot to host old friends, meet new neighbors and enjoy the Southern California weather to the fullest.


Rooftop oasis at Eastown in LA

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Located literally on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, apartment complexes simply don't come with more glitz and glamour than what's on offer at Eastown. If you want to feel connected to the heartbeat of Hollywood, this 535-unit apartment community simply needs to sit atop your list.

As you may have guessed from the paragraph above, Eastown is located in the middle of Hollywood. Despite being so close to many of the attractions that bring millions of tourists in each year, the communal space sitting atop this building feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below.

This separation gives residents of this community the best of both worlds: Step outside your front door and you're right in the mix. Head up to the roof and you're in a whole new world, completely separated from the sights, sounds and stresses of the city. To put it simply, you will not find this anywhere else.

4th & Main Apartments

Rooftop pool with lounge chairs at 4th and Main Apartments

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The rooftop pool at 4th & Main Apartments is, in a word, serene. This calming oasis perched up above the loud noises of La-La Land is lined by wind-blocking glass walls and peppered with lounge chairs that are perfect for an all-day tanning session or a couple of hours devouring a new book.

Located in the heart of the Toy District, the pool at this 96-unit community is intelligently designed and equally equipped to accommodate dedicated daily lap swimmers and casual Friday afternoon floaters alike. If your ideal day in LA involves stunning views, comfortable seating and a pristine pool to keep you cool, 4th & Main Apartments should be near the top of your list.

3033 Wilshire

View of Los Angeles at night from the rooftop at 3033 Wilshire

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3033 Wilshire benefits from a stellar Koreatown location and, as such, boasts some of the most scenic and stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles you'll ever find at an apartment complex. Complete with comfortable couches, multiple heaters and a wind-blocking glass wall encasing it all, this is where you want to be on a beautiful night in LA.

Decidedly not a one-trick pony, this rooftop also boasts a beautiful pool. This rectangular swim space is perfect for laps and lined with lounge chairs and designer lighting. This makes swimming as safe and comfortable first thing in the morning as it is the last thing before bed.

Lumina Hollywood

Designer seating around the fire pit on the roof at Lumina Hollywood

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When your rooftop has a pool, fire pit, designer seating, lounge chairs under umbrellas, manicured greenery and more, there really isn't much you can complain about. The rooftop at Lumina Hollywood provides residents with all of that and, as a result, ensures that each and every resident that calls this community home receives the full Hollywood star experience.

Located at the center point between Hollywood and Little Armenia, this 299-unit complex is surrounded by many of the sights and stores that make Los Angeles such a unique place to call home. That said, the rooftop still feels miles away from the noise of the city below.

The Medici

rooftop pool at The Medici

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The Medici is a massive 634-unit community in Westlake South that boasts one of the best rooftop pools in the city. Though not the largest pool on the list, what this private swimming area perched high up above the city lacks in size it more than makes up for with awe-inspiring city views and seamless functionality.

Lined with lounge chairs, peppered with potted plants and situated under the shining Southern California sun, this gorgeous rooftop pool is undoubtedly the envy of all the neighbors that have a view of the secluded space.

Love where you live in LA

Whether you're an aspiring artist, a business major with big dreams or anything in between, Los Angeles is a great place to reach for the stars. If you're looking for a new place to call home, start your search with this list and enjoy your new view of the city from one of those pristine private perches.

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Carson Sperry A native of the northern suburbs of Chicago, Carson made his way to the South to attend Wofford College where he received his BA in English. After working as a copywriter for a couple of boutique marketing agencies in South Carolina, he made the move to Atlanta and quickly joined the Rent. team as a content marketing coordinator. When he's off the clock, you can find Carson reading in a park, hunting down a great cup of coffee or hanging out with his dogs.

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