1.8 out of 10

Riverdale

41.6598292810712 -87.6026944140476
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not great"

I have to admit that Riverdale is one of my least favorite neighborhoods in Chicago. I have essentially no reasons to visit the area.

Crime is higher here that the average for the city, and the neighborhood is fairly poor. I looked it up, and the average income of Riverdale residents is a third of that of the average Chicago resident. I also noticed some statistics on the education of the average resident, and it was a lot lower than the rest of Chicago. There is a far greater number of people in Riverdale without a high school education than the average for other Chicago neighborhoods.

I normally don't like to be so down on any neighborhood, but Riverdale is not a place to visit, and certainly not a place to live or raise a family if you have any opportunity elsewhere. I would just say avoid as best as you can.
Pros
  • Really cheap
  • It can be sorta quiet
Cons
  • NOT safe
  • Poor
  • Depressing

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