A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$387,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Riverside Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    295
    500
  • Theft
    1,020
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,696
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Riveside is a very safe place. It has a great school system which is one of the reasons my family still lives here. I wouldn't say the people are actually friendly, more snobbish. However, you can find a few you really like. The house are pretty and the surrounding area is nice. Horrible taxes. Seriously outrageous.
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I have lived in Riverside my entire life. It is a quaint little town about 15 minutes outside downtown Chicago. I enjoy how friendly the town is as a whole and that I feel safe anywhere in the town. I would like to see a little more industry in the town however.
I love Riverside. The school system is great and so is the park district and library. There's a lot of shopping centers nearby and downtown Chicago is only about 25-30 mins away.