We’d love to have a huge backyard in which to host a summer fête, sip evening cocktails, or do endless cartwheels. But for many of us, we’ll be lucky to have a small patch of grass to call our own. And who wants to deal with all that maintenance and lawn-watering anyway? With the views, privacy, and ability to people-watch from above, we’d be right at home on a fabulous balcony—like any of the gorgeous ones we’ve picked out below. Keep scrolling and be prepared to endure endless balcony envy!