The Coolest Apartment Rooftops in Kansas City

May 29, 2019 LeasingKC

The Coolest Apartment Rooftops in Kansas City

As Kansas City’s downtown scene continues to explode in popularity, more and more amazing apartment buildings are opening with incredible amenities and city views.

One of the most enjoyable features of an apartment in downtown Kansas City is a spectacular rooftop. Many buildings, old and new, offer rooftop access that include lounges, outdoor seating, gardens, pools, lawns, and more to help tenants get the most out of living that #kansascitylife.

Whether you want to relax, entertain, or catch an up-close view of the Fourth of July fireworks displays around the city, LeasingKC has the inside scoop on the coolest apartment rooftops in Kansas City.

909 Walnut

The instantly recognizable twin spires of the 909 Walnut building have been a part of the Kansas City skyline since 1931. An office building until 2000, 909 Walnut became the tallest residential building in the Midwest outside Chicago when its 35 stories were converted into 161 condos.

909 Walnut is situated in the heart of downtown KC. Whether you want to walk your dog at a nearby park, have easy access to all the concerts at Sprint Center or the nightlife at Power & Light, or have some of the best food in KC right at your fingertips, 909 Walnut offers the best of it all.

In addition to amazing amenities like a 24-hour fitness center (with an on-site personal trainer), a business center, and a large gated garage, there is also 16,000 square feet of award-winning rooftop garden space!

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The rooftop garden at 909 Walnut boasts a gorgeously green manicured sod lawn with seating and umbrellas for tenants and their guests to enjoy, as well as cabanas, trees, and seasonal flowers and foliage.

If you’re looking for a Kansas City apartment with space to relax and enjoy gorgeous weather with friends, check out 909 Walnut and contact the property owners directly from the LeasingKC website!


Originally built in 1925 to be the largest apartment hotel in Kansas City, the Ambassador is a gorgeous, Spanish Revival-style building with exceptional details.

The 112 restored studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments at the Ambassador are clean, contemporary, and are perfectly located in Kansas City for ease of travel and accessibility. Plus, there’s a beautiful rooftop deck and lounge for residents and their guests!

One of the most fun apartment rooftops in Kansas City, the rooftop at the Ambassador features indoor and outdoor seating and tables, along with an unobstructed view of the Kansas City skyline (did anyone say Fourth of July fireworks watching spot?!) Read about more of our favorite fireworks-watching spots in Kansas City →

One Light Luxury Apartments

If the gorgeous interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows of the brand new One Light Luxury Apartments aren’t enough of a selling point on their own, there’s also the killer amenities to boot.

Rising 25 stories above the hottest nightlife and entertainment district in Kansas City, One Light Luxury Apartments offer some of the finest living in the country. With on-site amenities like a fitness center, a wine cellar and entertainment kitchen, a theatre room, conference rooms, and a business center, you might never leave!

The features don’t end there, either. Atop One Light, you will find a rooftop pool, a fully stocked bar, cabanas and lounge seating, plus a rooftop garden and grilling stations 😱

If you can see yourself living the good life at One Light, be sure to contact the property owners directly from our website and then don’t forget to invite us over for a rooftop hang 😉

Two Light Luxury Apartments

Sister to One Light, it probably goes without saying that the Two Light Luxury Apartments also feature insane resort-style amenities and city views.

With meticulous attention to detail and resident comfort, life at Two Light features a fitness center, entertainment kitchen, club and quiet lounges, and offers grab-and-go breakfasts. It also connects residents with personal trainers, personal stylists, chefs, massage therapists, and a concierge to advise on the best events and entertainment in Kansas City.

If you thought rooftops didn’t get any more perfect than One Light, think again. The rooftop at Two Light features an infinity-edge pool, a floating sun deck, indoor spa, a roofdeck cabana & lanai, and a full-service indoor/outdoor bar with retractable walls and a gorgeous deck.

Contact the leasing agents at Two Light and enjoy your summer kicked back with a drink in hand at arguably the best apartment rooftop in Kansas City.

Sky On Main Luxury Apartments

Experience life in the sky at Sky On Main Luxury Apartments. Located conveniently on the KC Streetcar line, Sky On Main offers luxury, soundproofed apartments and resort-level services and amenities to residents.

In addition to gated parking, a game room, indoor basketball court, fitness center, dry cleaning dropoff, a café, and a 24 hour convenience store, residents will soon be able to enjoy a gorgeous rooftop patio!

When completed, the rooftop at Sky On Main will feature grassy seating areas, outdoor games, tables, lounge chairs, and a shady pergola, perfect for entertaining friends and family all summer long!

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Plaza Club City Apartments

Ask any Kansas Citian which is the nicest shopping and restaurant area in KC and you’ll almost always get, “The Plaza, duh,” in response.

The Country Club Plaza is an iconic Kansas City neighborhood, with designer shopping, delicious food, and gorgeous Spanish architecture around every corner (not to mention you’re practically next door to the Nelson-Atkins Museum!).

In addition to being in one of the most idyllic locations in KC, Plaza Club City Apartments residents enjoy access to a fitness center, a business & conference center, bike storage and repair, TWO outdoor pools with outdoor grilling stations, a dog washing station, and a 10th Floor Sky Park that’s almost complete.

We don’t know about you, but we’re betting the Sky Park at Plaza Club City Apartments is going to have prime views of this year’s Fourth of July fireworks 🎆🎇

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The Grand Apartments

Kansas City’s highest rooftop pool is nestled atop The Grand KC Apartments. The gorgeous sun deck features a pool, grilling stations, and outdoor seating and TVs, perfect for summer parties and relaxing weekends with friends.

In addition to the amazing apartment rooftop, residents at The Grand can enjoy access to a theatre and media lounge, a dog park, a fitness center, 24 hour on-site services, and more.

The Grand is located within two blocks of the Power & Light District’s bars, restaurants, and entertainment. Plus you can catch the KC Streetcar to check out the farmer’s market at City Market on Saturday mornings, or ride to the Crossroads for First Fridays!

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Landmark Lofts

If you dream of living in the perfect loft in an ideal location, the Landmark Lofts are for you! Featuring a rooftop deck with the most gorgeous 360° views of the Missouri Riverfront and downtown Kansas City, you can take in the sunrise with the complimentary coffee available to residents or catch an unobstructed view of the KC Riverfest fireworks this July 4th!

Plus, residents at the historic Landmark Lofts can enjoy the gorgeous exposed brick in the units, the crazy high ceilings, a fully stocked gym, a BBQ/picnic area, and the amazing KC River Market is literally at your doorstep!

Read more about life at the Landmark Lofts


Power & Light Apartments

One of the finest art deco buildings in the country, and the tallest building in Missouri for 50 years, the historic 36-story Power & Light Apartments occupy an iconic part of the Kansas City skyline. If you love old, elegant buildings with incredible details, the Power & Light Apartments are definitely for you!

Plus, the top of the skyscraper features a rooftop lounge with the most breathtaking views of downtown KC. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink, take pictures for the ‘gram, and totally wow your guests. If you’re ready to live the good life at the Power & Light Apartments, just fill out the Contact Property form on the LeasingKC website!

As you can see, you don’t have to move to New York or Chicago to experience the best of city life. The options for apartment rooftops in Kansas City are numerous and incredible. No matter which neighborhood you prefer, your budget, and your preference of living in historic or brand-new buildings, there is an available option on the LeasingKC website for you.

Tips for throwing a rooftop party in Kansas City

You have finally found the best rooftop apartment in Kansas City for you: now what? Now it’s time to invite over your family & friends (& your favorite apartment experts at LeasingKC) for a classic rooftop party!

Here are a few tips for throwing a party at your apartment rooftop in Kansas City:

  1. Double check with your apartment office that your guests will be welcome on the rooftop without trouble. If you’re having a large party, inquire about reservation options for the entire rooftop or for certain areas. If you plan on having alcohol present, make sure to clear this with them as well!
  2. Keep cool with plenty of refreshments! Keep coolers on hand full of ice and water bottles (and your favorite Boulevard brews). If you’re allowed to bring alcohol to the roof, try out these LeasingKC-approved summer cocktails.
  3. If your apartment rooftop has grilling stations, encourage your guests to bring different types of grillable snacks and food to share! From grilled pineapple, veggie kebabs, burgers & dogs, and even grilled dessert, everyone can find something new they enjoy.
  4. If your apartment rooftop has any kind of large grassy space, you can set up corn hole, ladder toss, or horseshoes for a fun group activity. If you’re shorter on space, find fun tabletop or board games.

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