The development of architecturally interesting, affordable mid-rise luxe rental properties is on the rise, coinciding with a large demand by those seeking a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle.

California transplants are especially fond of this type of living because it mimics many of the offerings there. The communities feature amenities that rival resorts, and as the weather gets warmer, the pool scene at home becomes just as important as the one on the Strip. Here’s a look at a few of the most chic: