If a dip in the pool and endless days in a chaise are your ingredients for a perfect summer, check out these five Birmingham apartment communities with enough water features to cool you down on even the hottest of days. Bonus: when you live somewhere with pools these luxurious, you just might think you’ve taken a resort vacation.

1. Moretti at Vulcan Park

birmingham-apartment-moretti-at-vulcan-park-500x375Looking for apartments with pools? It’s hard to top a place like the Moretti. The saltwater pool is perfect for relaxing on a hot summer day, and cabanas will keep you in the shade while you finish that novel. The Moretti also has a grilling station: perfect for a poolside get-together and showing off your mad cooking skills. You can even bring your furry friends for a walk in the dog park or become one with nature on a nearby walking trail.

2. Royal Oaks of Riverchase

birmingham-apartment-royal-oaks-poolIf location is key, Royal Oaks of Riverchase will not disappoint. Whether you need retail therapy or a day spent poolside with a best seller, look no further. Royal Oaks is close to the Galleria mall, so you can spend your day out and about and still come back home for a dip in the saltwater pool. (All of those purchases should fit nicely in your walk-in closet, by the way.) After a weekend spent hanging out at the pool and clubhouse, the community’s coffee bar will make getting up for work much less of a chore.

3. Point at Oak Mountain

birmingham-apartment-point-at-oak-mountain-poolImagine spending your days basking in the sun, overlooking Birmingham’s natural beauty. This dream can be a reality at Point at Oak Mountain. This beautiful pool has your summer plans covered, and nearby Oak Mountain State Park offers greenery galore. Point at Oak Mountain also has a tennis court, so you can meet up with a friend for a match and then cool off with a quick swim.

4. Birchall at Ross Bridge

birmingham-apartment-birchall-at-ross-bridgeThese luxurious apartments can accommodate your every summer need. With scenic views and accessible walking trails, you’ll never want to miss a day outside. Whether you’re working on your summer glow or training for the Summer Olympics (even if it’s only a Michael-Phelps-related fantasy), the gorgeous resort-style pool at Birchall has you covered. The game room can keep you occupied even on those stormy summer days, and Birchall’s café will make Monday mornings a breeze.

5. Crowne at Grandview

birmingham-apartment-crowne-at-grandviewCrowne at Grandview has everything you need for elegant apartment living (yes, that’s a thing, and it doesn’t require a large net worth). Located just off of Highway 280, you’ll always be a comfortable distance from the city, but with all the amenities necessary for true summer relaxation. Enjoy a swim in the luxury pool or roast marshmallows by the outdoor fire pit. Feel free to invite your friends over for s’mores and sophistication.