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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    D-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Riverdale is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 7,382. Riverdale is in Cook County. Living in Riverdale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverdale there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Riverdale and residents tend to be liberal.
About Riverdale...
Population
7,382

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$55,496
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$555
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,946
    283
  • Murder
    71
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    550
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    945
    500
  • Theft
    1,650
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    522
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$16,834
National
$55,322
Children
37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Riverdale Reviews

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I say this area is ok because my neighbors are polite and watchful. It's very easy for me to get to and from places considering the nearest expressway is down the street. The nearest High School is a mile away and there are two Elementary Schools near by. There's not that much crime in my area, quiet mostly or it's just maybe where I live in this area. I do not mind living here besides there are grocery stores near by and a few neighborhood convenient stores.
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Quiet Community with great parks and local grocery stores within walking distance. Perfect for families with pets or children.
The local businesses in my neighborhood are very unsafe and unsatisfactory. Not only do we not have all the things we need, but the things that they do sell are very expensive. There are always gang members hanging outside and when you need food you can't help but to walk through them. In order to get half decent food and other things that are necessary for everyday life, we must ride the bus through other gang infested neighborhoods and do our shopping.