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10 Best Apartment Rooftops in Boston

For anyone looking to live in the New England area, Boston should be a top prospect. This amazing city has everything in it you could ever need and a long history to boot. Where else can you visit Paul Revere’s house and grab an authentic Italian meal all within a block of each other?

When you apartment hunt in a city like this though, you have to know exactly what you want. Pet-friendly apartments will be a necessity for some as well as having a great on-site gym. You may even want your home to feel like a spa getaway each day.

As you make your amenity wishlist though, don’t forget about the roof. The best apartment rooftops in Boston will provide you with city views without the noise and bustle happening below. They’re the perfect hangout spot and a great luxury. Check out these Boston apartments to see what we’re talking about.

Alcott Apartments

Pool views from Alcott Apartments rooftop

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Luxury is the name of the game up on the roof at Alcott Apartments. This 44-story building has a sky deck near the top, on the 37th floor. Here, you’ll find a sleek pool and lounging beds alongside amazing city views. This is also where the outdoor grill, dining table and lounge areas are as well.

Near Charles Street in the West End neighborhood, living here puts you close to great restaurants and boutiques. If you’re a sports fan, it’s also home to the TD Garden. You’ll get great views of all this when you live in Alcott Apartments due to the sizable in-unit windows. There’s also a yoga studio and fitness center, a large demonstration kitchen and a dog wash to utilize.


Stellar views from the roof at Girard

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Take a real rest and look out onto the city while you’re on the roof at Girard. A row of lounge chairs backs up to the railing with a lot of additional seating across the roof. There’s even a ring of chairs around a fire pit for those colder Boston nights.

Gas grills sit in the opposite corner with even more seating. Couches and chairs are spaced out throughout the area, allowing you to get comfortable however you want to sit.

Situated within the close-knit South End community, this highly-walkable area has plenty to do all around it. It’s also just a few blocks from the city center if you actually want to leave. Within Girard itself are, private art galleries, an indoor demonstration kitchen, a pet spa and a fitness center all entice you to stay close to home.


Rooftop deck at Bower

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You’re in the ultimate hangout space when you’re on the roof deck at Bower. There’s not only a bank of three grills for cooking out, but plenty of tables and chairs to enjoy your meal. If chilling is on your agenda, grab a seat at the couches under the decorative pergola and look out onto the busy Boston streets below. If you want your furry friend to join you up here, there’s even a dog run reserved just for them.

Also up on the roof of this Kenmore community is a pool. Inside, you’ll find work-from-home spaces, community lounges and a fitness center. You’re also in a great Boston spot when you call Bower home. Kenmore has developed a lot in the last few years, but it’s still home to the famous Citgo Sign and Fenway Park. Living here puts you close to what makes this city an amazing place to live.

Avalon North Station

Avalon North Station rooftop deck and grilling area

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A complete view of this impressive roof deck really shows you how much Avalon North Station offers its residents. Cook out at the grilling station before chowing down at the bar tables. Grab a seat in front of the fireplace, gaze out toward the water from a lounge chair or gather with friends under the string lights. With so much contained in the Sky Pavilion Lounge, you can have a different experience on the roof each time you head up there.

Close to the orange and green subway lines, the commuter rail and Amtrak trains, getting around from this Central community is easy. You’re also right in the heart of Boston when you live in this LEED-Certified Silver building that comes complete with a WAG pet spa, bike storage and a 24-hour fitness center with an on-demand studio.

Garrison Square

Expansive seating area at the Garrison Square rooftop lounge

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Check out some of the other rooftops with character in Boston as you sit atop your own living in Garrison Square. Being in this Back Bay community, you can easily see the architecture of historic church spires, brownstones and business high-rises. Settle into a plush lounge chair or steal a corner of the massive couch to take it all in. On sunny days, snag a seat under the umbrella to help stay cool.

Even if you’re not on the roof, Garrison Square holds its shared spaces up to an impressive standard. The courtyard down below contains landscaping with cast iron fountains and lush grass. There’s more comfortable seating down there as well as access to the fitness center and aerobic studio.

Troy Boston

Rooftop grilling area at Troy Boston

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Three private seating areas flank the double-grilling station at Troy Boston. It’s all up on the roof, so no matter where you sit, you’ve got a cityscape to keep you company. This wooden roof deck also features extra seating right along the edge of the space, giving you an unobstructed view out. A separate green patch is also available for when your pup needs a little outdoor time.

With a total of two rooftop terraces, you’ll also find the pool and its soothing cabanas up high at this South End community. There’s also a full-service fitness center, clubhouse and recreation room to enjoy.


White rooftop furniture at the lounge at Avenir

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Modern and minimalist, the stark white furniture contrasts with the blue sky above when you’re on the rooftop at Avenir. Loungers, couches and chairs are nicely spaced out, but what will drive you up here are the panoramic views of the Boston skyline.

This smoke-free Central community has great in-unit and shared amenities for residents. There are excellent balconies and smart home technology in each apartment and a state-of-the-art fitness center for everyone to use.

Avalon Quincy

Large seating area under string lights atop Avalon Quincy

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South of Boston proper you’ll find Quincy. It’s right on the coast, so living here allows you to swap most city views for watery expanses. A surprisingly large city, Quincy keeps you close to Boston with a more suburban vibe. Within the downtown area, in Quincy Center, you’ll find Avalon Quincy. Up on the roof of said building, you’ll discover a perfect place to hang out.

Neutral tones and soft fabrics give this space a completely chill vibe. String lights brighten the night so you can use the rooftop at any time. Dedicated seating areas make it easy to find some private space with friends if you need it as well.

The Greenhouse Apartments

Rooftop pool at The Greenhouse Apartments

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Soak up some sun or take a dip in the pool, as you take in the sights from atop the roof at The Greenhouse Apartments. Two rows of lounge chairs await you around the square-shaped pool on this wooded terrace. What’s even better is you can continue to use it even as the weather begins to cool down (which you know it will). It’s heated.

Close to public transportation, with a pet park nearby, this Back Bay gem offers more than just amazing views. Additional amenities not on the roof include a fitness center and library.

AVA Theater District

Colorful outdoor furniture at the rooftop at AVA Theater District

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Funky and eclectic, with pops of neon yellow, bright orange and sea foam blue, the roof at AVA Theater District is colorful. Large couches face each other for a great socializing spot, while a nice-sized table allows you to catch up with friends. Unique dividers break up the space which also includes bar-height seating that looks out onto the city, two grills and an additional seating area facing into a fireplace.

The rooftop chill lounge is just one of the many amenities you’ll experience living in this smoke-free, pet-friendly Central community. Its location is also a huge draw since you’re not only close to the orange, red and green MBTA lines, but also to Boston Common. Walking through there can get you across the city relatively quickly, giving you easy access to most major points for shopping and dining.

Find a Boston home with the best apartment rooftop for you

Boston is one of those cities that has something for everyone. It’s truly a great place to live, but when picking a home, you need to know what amenities to ask for.

Beyond a nice-sized apartment, fitness center and all those little details, don’t forget to ask about the roof. Boston apartments that provide a roof deck are really where you want to call home. They let you see the city from every angle, and that’s an amenity that simply can’t be topped (literally).

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