Home Home & Design Communities A Rooftop Pool and Easy Living at Phoenix's High-end @51

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Central Phoenix is home to several ultra-chic luxury communities that are dotting the skyline and filling in empty or tired parcels in the city’s central core, making the area one of the most desirable places for apartment living. One community in particular, the new @51, features a rooftop pool that is making a statement about urban living – one that screams 'This is the place to see and be seen!" Day or night, living at @51 and hanging out poolside is the way to beat the heat, keep cool during the Valley’s hot summer months and be a part of the classy lifestyle movement taking place in Central Phoenix.

In addition to the minimalist interiors of the apartments - virtual blank slates for personalization – the high-clearance pool at @51 offers breathtaking views of Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. A fun and relaxing atmosphere and soon, poolside restaurant service, will make you feel like you’re living at a resort full time. Bring your favorite grilling meats and vegetables to throw on one of the nearby gas-fired barbecues for a quick meal. Get creative in your gourmet kitchen beforehand and prepare berry-infused ice cubes for your water bottle or slice up cucumbers to dress up your much-needed H2O.

Soon the ground-level restaurant at the new @51 community will be buzzing with life, and available to serve patrons poolside, as will a poolside bar. The new Beatrix (brought to you by Lettuce Entertain You, the creative geniuses behind Scottsdale’s successful Don & Charlie’s) will offer savory specialties like its mushroom and quinoa burger, washed down with a blackberry and lychee lemonade. Don’t want to lose your lounge chair when you go back to your apartment to refresh your cocktail? That’s understandable. Grab a refreshing drink at the full-service poolside bar. Or head down to the restaurant after your swim and order interesting cocktail concoctions like the pineapple-habanero margarita, a blueberry Tom Collins, or ginger sangria.

@51 is near dozens of the area’s best restaurants, stores, wine bars, and cocktail lounges. After your morning dip in the pool, you can walk to the 5 and Diner for breakfast or hop on your bike and head to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace. You won’t be lacking for after-the-pool evening entertainment options with neighborhood gems like Biltmore Fashion Park, the Vig, Z Tejas, Rokerij, Richardsons and The Parlor, all within close range.

If the pace of living away from the urban core has you spending a little too much in Uber dollars, maybe it’s time to experience the high life at @51.

Ahhhh, feet up, drinks up, life is good!

The Perfect Pool Packing List:

Do you spend a good 20 minutes pacing around your apartment collecting your pool essentials? Post this list on your fridge and make it easier on yourself to get out the door and to the pool quickly.

Pool pack-list:

Cocktail (no glass containers!)


Cell phone for selfies

50s inspired sunglasses for her

Baseball cap for him or her

Big-rimmed hat for her

Magazine or nook

Beach towel

Grillin’ goods

Cold beer

Flip flops

Nail polish and nail file for her

Loose-fitting clothing51 pool fun