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Top 5 Pool Decks at Apartments Near Ohio State University

By Manuela

When you’re living in Columbus, it can feel like summertime is short. Luckily for college students, there is no shortage of luxurious pool decks to cool off and relax when it’s warm out near the Ohio State University in Columbus.

Read Next: What Types of Housing Are Available for OSU Students

At the Rambler Columbus leasing office, we’ve helped hundreds of students find housing, and understand how important amenities are to them, especially a pool deck. While Rambler Columbus offers a large pool deck and lounge courtyard along with other state-of-the-art amenities, we understand that it is important to know your options. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the seven best pools at student apartments on Campus to help you make the most of your time at OSU.

5 Best Pool Decks at Apartments Near Ohio State University

1. Uncommon Columbus

Outdoor Pool at Uncommon Columbus near OSUPhoto courtesy of Uncommon Columbus

Address: 1396 N High St

Year Opened: 2018

Features: Uncommon Columbus features a heated outdoor pool open to residents only. Situated on the second floor of the apartment complex, the pool has amazing views of the Ohio State University campus and the surrounding area, it’s a great spot to relax with friends.

2. The Highline at Nine

Outdoor Pool at Highline at Nine near OSUPhoto courtesy of Highline at Nine

Address: 1494 N High St

Year Opened: 2017

Features: The Highline at Nine’s rooftop pool offers panoramic views of both the OSU Campus and downtown Columbus. The pool is open to residents of The Highline at Nine only and is surrounded by chic lounge areas and modern amenities, it’s the perfect spot to relax and get a good tan.

3. Verve Columbus

Outdoor Pool at Verve Columbus near OSUPhoto courtesy of Verve Columbus

Address: 1355 N High St, Columbus, OH

Year Opened: 2023

Features: The Verve Columbus pool is a resort-style pool with cabanas and lounge areas. It is located in the courtyard, which also offers a yard games area, an outdoor kitchen with grilling stations, and a 24/7 fitness center. Go for a swim or get your tan on at the Verve courtyard pool.

4. T-H-E Griff

Outdoor Pool at THE Griff near OSUPhoto courtesy of T-H-E Griff

Address: 1234 Steelwood Rd, Columbus, OH

Year Opened: 2023

Features: The Griff features an outdoor pool with built-in seating and pool deck, a fire pit, two outdoor kitchens, sand volleyball, cornhole, bocce ball, and a covered lounge. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with friends, get a good tan, and escape the summer heat.

5. Lumen on Ninth

Outdoor Pool at The Lumen on NinthPhoto courtesy of The Lumen on Ninth

Address: 76 E 9th Ave, Columbus OH

Year Opened: 2023

Features: Kick back and relax at Lumen on Ninth’s outdoor pool and hot tub. Accessible to residents year-round, you can enjoy it no matter what the weather is like. Lumen on Ninth also offers an outdoor grilling space and lawn area with a fireplace and firepits.

Want to learn more about what amenities apartments near OSU have to offer? Read our article on the 7 Best Student Apartments in Columbus, Ohio near OSU to learn more.

We hope that this list gets you excited to check out some of the awesome pools at apartments near Ohio State University! If you want to learn more about Rambler Columbus’ pool or other amenities, or have any questions about finding OSU off campus housing, contact our leasing team.


Manuela is a Digital Marketing Intern for Rambler. She is a Senior at The Ohio State University, majoring in Communications.

March 21, 2024


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