When the apartment search service VeryApt published its renter ratings for buildings throughout Philadelphia, we were particularly interested in the pool rankings. Warmer weather calls for a splashy escape, whether to the ocean, a lake — or the roof. We wondered what an apartment with a pool would run you this summer. If these three are any indication, the answer is: a pretty penny.
Park Towne Place
2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Monthly rent: $1,819
Tell me all about it: Renters at Park Towne Place have access to an enormous pool deck, as well as a communal game room and a fitness center. This unit is 683 square feet and includes private laundry facilities. Larger one-bedroom units go for $2,481 monthly (725 square feet) or $2,889 (928 square feet).
Monthly rent: $1,993
Tell me all about it: In addition to a beautiful indoor pool, residents at 1500 Locust have access to an adjacent outdoor roof deck with pergola and communal furniture. The building also boasts a fitness room that will give you the chance to get your steps in with skyline views. One-bedroom units in the building range between $1,833 monthly and $2,550, depending on configuration.
1815 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Monthly rent: $2,219
Tell me all about it: The Sterling features a fabulous roof deck that includes fire pits, communal seating and colossal views. The rooftop also includes a newly renovated pool and large surrounding deck. The downstairs fitness room will help you keep your swimsuit form, and the building also offers offices and common lounge spaces. Single bedrooms range from $1,979 to $2,697.