Known for one of the best jazz scenes in the country and an unmatched barbecue style, Kansas City is a uniquely American city. As the largest metropolis in Missouri, there's certainly no shortage of apartments within the city limits. That said, if a communal rooftop with beautiful views is at the top of your list of must-haves, your options will slim down a bit.
The apartments featured on this list all boast stunning outdoor areas for residents and their friends to enjoy. From rooftop pools to professional-grade grills and more, you can find the exact rooftop setup you're looking for in Kansas City if you know where to look. Start your search with this list and find that perfect place faster than you ever thought possible.
Two Light Luxury Apartments
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Two Light Luxury Apartments takes sky lounge living to entirely new levels and sets the standard for apartment rooftops in Kansas City. With a tiered seating area that provides perfect views of the Kansas City skyline regardless of where you're sitting, this is the ideal spot for a group hang or some solo time under the KC sun.
Located in The Downtown Loop, Two Light Luxury Apartments' roof deck is not a one-trick pony. This rooftop also boasts an infinity edge pool, an indoor/outdoor bar and a dining area as well as multiple pockets of comfortable seating peppered throughout, making it easy for multiple groups to use the space at the same time in peace.
One Light Luxury Apartments
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As the sister property to Two Light Luxury Apartments, One Light Luxury Apartments upholds the same standard of rooftop luxury that was set by its neighbor around the block. With an ivy wall, a circular fire pit and a large flatscreen hovering over a fireplace, this is an undeniably nice place to be regardless of what you're looking to do. Just beyond the TV is a professional-grade outdoor grilling area as well. Cook up something special and soak up the views of downtown Kansas City all from the comfort of home.
Residents are also able to enjoy the rooftop pool. As one of the larger pools in The Downtown Loop this elevated oasis is surrounded by cabanas and lounge chairs and anchored by a large bar at one end. With so much room to roam around and so many resources at your disposal, there's something for everyone on the roof of this 310-unit community.
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The rooftop at Windows Lofts has one of the best pool views you'll find in the downtown area. Surrounded by lounge chairs, this wood-paneled roof deck is the perfect place for a Friday afternoon float, a Tuesday morning tanning session and everything in between.
Not just offering outdoor amenities, Windows Lofts also houses an indoor lounge. With views of the city a flatscreen area with comfortable couches and a demonstration kitchen all packed into this cool little hangout, you're never short on entertainment options right outside your door when you call this community home.
Located in the coveted Crossroads neighborhood, this 105-unit apartment complex also boasts a brick-walled fitness center elevated well up off the ground level. This area features ellipticals set up in front of the windows, so you always have the motivation you need to make it a half mile longer thanks to the beautiful view.
Second & Delaware
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The rooftop terrace at Second and Delaware offers residents some of the more unique views of KC you can find. With unobstructed views of the bridges spanning the Missouri River to one side and stunning views of the city off to the other, you're never far from awe-inspiring sights when you call this 276-unit community home.
Situated in the beautiful River Market neighborhood on the banks of the Missouri River, Second and Delaware is only a few blocks away from the Berkley Riverfront and its multiple walking paths, biking trails and open green spaces. This rooftop truly feels miles away from the grind of the city despite being close to all the things that make life in the urban jungle great.
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While the outdoor pool at Unity Lofts may not be on the roof, this quiet escape still feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city surrounding the complex. Thanks to the tall trees lining the fence and the complex itself shielding the other side, this courtyard-style setup feels just as secluded as the rooftop pools featured on this list.
Located just off the Missouri River, this River Market complex is in a part of the city that is not filled with tall buildings and soaring skyscrapers. Because of this, residents can easily enjoy views of the river and the city on a sunny day without having to venture up into the sky or far from their complex.
The Reserve at 77
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Located south of Kansas City in Lenexa, this 289-unit community boasts a beautiful elevated lounge under string lights. While The Reserve at 77 rooftop area may not have the same caliber views you'd find in the big city, this cool communal space acts as the perfect place to kick back under the sun on a beautiful day in Kansas City.
Packed with picnic tables, plush couches and plenty of lighting overhead, this intelligently designed space has enough room for multiple groups to comfortably carve out their own area and enjoy the wood-paneled elevated deck to the fullest. Whether you're cracking open a new book on a Sunday morning or enjoying drinks with friends after a long day at work, this is the place to be.
Infinity at Plaza West
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Infinity at Plaza West boasts a beautiful elevated terrace overlooking the calming pool area. This deck is packed with plush furniture and plenty of tables. Beyond that, this well-equipped area offers shade protection for when summer temperatures soar in KC.
Located in West Plaza, this 224-unit community caters to a leisurely home lifestyle by providing residents with a large pool. This swimming area also boasts an outdoor TV lounge and a state-of-the-art grilling station as well. With resources like this right outside your front door, you don't have to leave your home to have a full day of fun in the sun when you call Infinity at Plaza West home.
See Kansas City in a whole new light
Whether you like to start your week off right with a cup of coffee under the morning sun or you're more of a spend your entire Sunday by the pool type, the Kansas City apartments featured on this list all provide the rooftop amenities you need to enjoy the great outdoors without having to leave the city limits. Pick your favorite place and fill out an application today. Your new view awaits.