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The Paragon is a 47-story, 500-unit apartment building at 1326 S Michigan Ave in the South Loop. The building has ground floor retail space. The Paragon welcomed its first residents in the spring of 2019.
The developer is a joint venture of CIM Group and Murphy Development Group. The architecture firm is SCB, and the general contractor is Walsh Construction.
The façade of The Paragon has a very distinctive look due to its diamond-shaped inset windows.
The Paragon has a mix of studio to 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartments.
Kitchens and baths at The Paragon have upscale finishes.
All of the apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring throughout, custom closet organizers, and in-unit washer / dryers.
Views. The Paragon has excellent panoramic views in every direction.
The building’s distinctive windows accentuate the views from many of the apartments.
Amenities, services, policies
The Paragon is a full-amenity building.
There’s a “cyber café” on the 7th floor adjacent to the pool deck, which has cabanas and grilling areas.
Additional amenities include a fitness center and entertainment room on the 47th floor, a spa with sauna, steam and whirlpool, and a dog run.
The Paragon is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and has an on-site dog run. Parking is available in an on-site garage. The Paragon has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.
The Paragon has an attractive South Loop location a block-and-a-half from the south end of Grant Park.
The location affords residents quick access to shopping, dining, the Museum Campus, the Loop, McCormick Place and a number of local universities.
Shopping. Residents at The Paragon have good access to grocery shopping.
For convenience shopping and specialty items, there’s a GoGrocer at the north end of the block.
Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are a short walk from The Paragon on Roosevelt Rd at Wabash.
Target and Whole Foods are a bit further west along Roosevelt Rd, and a new Mariano’s recently opened on Clark St a few blocks southwest. There are full-service pharmacies in the Jewel and Target, and a Walgreens is two short blocks west on Roosevelt Rd.
The South Loop has long had a rap as being under-retailed, but that’s changing as the Shops at Roosevelt Collection fills its space. There’s also a large and growing cluster of big-box shops just west of the river along Roosevelt Rd, and State Street shops and Magnificent Mile shops are a few minutes’ away.
There are scores of dining and nightlife options within a few blocks’ walk of The Paragon, and their number is growing.
There’s a popular Giordano’s next door.
Long-time local favorite Flo & Santos is just over a block from the building.
Breakfast options are abundant, but you can expect a weekend wait at the nearby Waffles, Eleven City Diner and Yolk. Head a block east to the friendly Little Branch Café and avoid the crowds.
Sandwich lovers are a few minutes’ walk – or less – from Jersey Mike’s, Jimmy John’s, Potbelly and Five Guys.
Sports enthusiasts can grab a donut at Stan’s and wash it down with a brew at Wabash Tap or The Scout, neighborhood hangouts that are packed during Bears games.
Blues lovers can head a few blocks north to Buddy Guy’s Legends.
The Showplace Icon theaters at Roosevelt Collection is one of the few first-run movie venues in downtown Chicago. The lounge bar gets busy in the evening and has food available.
Parks, recreation. The Paragon has Grant Park just over a block away.
Spanning nearly half a square mile, the 319-acre park accommodates a wide range of active recreational pursuits and spots for quiet contemplation.
Millennium Park, at the North end of Grant Park, is one of the most exciting and architecturally interesting public spaces in the country. Residents of The Paragon will pass the Art Institute on the way to Millennium Park.
Northerly Island’s 12th Street Beach is a short bike ride from The Paragon.
Transportation. Public transportation from the location is excellent.
The CTA’s Roosevelt Road station has Red, Green and Orange Line stops for easy access to north, south and west side locations and to Midway Airport.
A wide variety of CTA bus routes criss-cross the area, with stops near the building.
Taxi service is near-instantaneous at the front door. Zipcars and DIVVY bikes are available nearby.
I-90/94 and I-290 can generally be reached within a few minutes.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive South Loop apartment guide.
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