Riverdale is a village located in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
People who prefer a calm environment will enjoy Riverdale. This village is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some areas can be quite loud, especially close to Interstate 57 or one of the railway lines. Finally, there are about 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to visit, such as Ivanhoe Park and Mohawk Park, and they are very well-spread out, resulting in them being easy to access from most locations within Riverdale.
The population residing in Riverdale is evenly split between renters and owners. In this part of the Chicago metropolitan area, roughly 55% of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. The average year of construction for dwellings in this village is 1958. This village has a variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to get to on foot from any location in Riverdale. Home owners benefit from public and private elementary schools. With respect to food, the nearest supermarket in Riverdale is usually only a short walk away. A limited selection of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
Riverdale is very car friendly. It is easy to park. However, public transit users may have limited options in Riverdale by reason of the low service level. Thankfully, train stations, such as the Ivanhoe Station and Riverdale Station with access to the Metra Electric District Line, are not particularly far away from most properties in the village. There are a few bus lines traversing the village, and bus stops are usually nearby. Traveling by foot is not very popular in Riverdale, even though many daily needs are easy to carry out by walking.