5 Philly Rentals With Great Roof Decks

Summer is here, which means you want to soak up rays, right? Get your fill and great views too at one of these apartments and homes available for rent.

Bright MLS image via Plumer and Associates

The days are getting longer — up until the 21st of the coming month. But those long summer evenings will last through Labor Day at least, and even after that, there will be plenty of time to cook both yourself and something delicious up on the roof after work.

First you need a roof, though. These apartment buildings and townhouses will supply those for you. And even if you can’t grill on them, you can enjoy attractive surroundings, fabulous views of the Philly skyline, and loads of sunshine all the same.

200-10 Lombard St. #811, Society Hill (above) | 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,324 square feet, $2,925 per month. Contact agent about pet policy.

This Abbotts Square condo is being offered for rent for the first time, and aren’t you lucky it is! In addition to the lovely 20- by 25-foot roof deck with panoramic views you see in this photo, you also have an attractive bi-level apartment with an open-plan main living area, a fireplace in its living room, and a home office space on its upper level. You also get 24/7 concierge service, food and newspaper deliveries to your door, access to the complex’s gym, and a building notification system that lets you know about goings-on, package and dry cleaning deliveries and the like. You also get Head House Square outside your door — and did we mention it’s also farmers’ market season?

200-10 Lombard St. #811, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Vivian Gilliam | Plumer and Associates, Inc.]

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777 South Broad, Avenue of the Arts/Hawthorne | 1- and 2-bedroom units available; 1-bed, 1.5-bath units range in size from 832 to 962 square feet and rent for $2,388 to $6,358 per month, 2-bed, 2-bath units range in size from 1,050 to 1,283 square feet and rent for $2,853 to $10,320 per month. Monthly rental rates vary with lease term, move-in date and flexibility. Pets welcome, up to two per unit; breed restrictions, fee and additional rent apply.

This South Beach-style apartment building on South Broad Street is topped with a sunny roof deck that’s outfitted for lounging, grilling and socializing. The view up the Avenue of the Arts is unrivaled. Down below, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, a lounge and club room, a dog park and Wi-Fi in the common areas. Storage for your bike and your car is also available, but with a Walk Score of 95, you probably won’t need to bring a car with you.

Management currently offers one month free rent on select units with a move-in date by June 21st.

777 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [OP Property Management, LP | AIMCO]

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Franklin Tower Residences, 200 N. 16th St., Logan Square | 1-bed, 1-bath and 2-bed, 2-bath units available; 1-bed units range in size from 660 to 944 square feet and rent for $1,995 to $2,350 per month, 2-bed units range in size from 1,211 to 1,222 square feet and rent for $2,950 to $3,245 per month. Pets welcome.

This former office building is still in the process of becoming a luxurious apartment tower, but enough of it is ready right now for your enjoyment, including the stylish roof deck with its fireplace, big-screen TV, covered lounge, grills, and up-close-and-personal views of the Center City skyline. And if you’d rather take your outdoor pleasure on a more intimate scale, some of the apartments in this building have balconies too. You’ll find all the features you expect to find in a luxury apartment tower here plus some: among this building’s distinctive amenities are an indoor basketball court, a playroom for the kids and a self-serve dog wash in addition to the dog park.

Management currently offers one month free rent on a 13-month lease plus fee waivers and a reduced deposit on applications accepted this week.

Franklin Tower Residences, 200 N. 16th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 [PMC Property Group]

Image via Stull Investment Company

938 New Market St., Northern Liberties | 2-bed, 2-bath units currently available, ranging in size from 971 to 975 square feet and renting for $2,300 to $2,375 per month. Pets welcome; nonrefundable deposit and additional rent apply.

Looking to live smarter and greener? Try this brand-new, 16-unit boutique apartment building in Northern Liberties with a striking deck on its green roof. Your apartment comes wired for the future, with a Nest thermostat, smartphone-controlled Philips Hue lighting, door locks with digital keys, smart appliances and a gigabit network with Nighthawk router plus a network for your guests. There are spaces for you and your pooch to stretch your legs, and the building is Energy Star rated.

938 New Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 [Stull Investment Company]

Bright MLS image via The Adams Group, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

4344 Terrace St., Manayunk | 3 beds, 3 baths, 3,000 square feet, $2,800 per month. Contact agent about pet policy.

We need to begin this listing with a warning: it’s listed as available for rent on Zillow, but the agent marketing it has it listed only for sale on his website ($610,000). If the rental listing is accurate, however, you will be able to enjoy, at least for a while, what may be the best roofdeck view in all Manayunk atop a striking modern 21-foot-wide townhouse that’s stylishly outfitted with the best in amenities and features. Its open-plan main floor boasts a living room with fireplace, a kitchen with Viking appliances, and a dry bar with wine fridge. There’s a second fireplace in the high-ceilinged great room on the floor below, and both the living room and master suite have Juliet balconies overlooking Manayunk and the Schuylkill as well.

4344 Terrace St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Keith Adams | The Adams Group | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors; rental listing via Zillow]