Riverdale, Illinois, is located 23 miles south of Chicago, offers a small town atmosphere with all the benefits of a metropolitan area. Riverdale has instituted a downtown redevelopment plan, which included the rehabilitation of a commercial building on 144th Street. This is now a focal point of Riverdale and headquarters the town's administration offices. Riverdale's current population as of 2006 is 15,055.
Chicago Recycling Corporation and Riverdale Recycling Corporation have completed their new construction. Riverdale is served by two park districts which offer programs ranging from arts and crafts to athletics. Parks, basketball courts and nearby forest preserves provide children and adults with many places to relax and have fun.
HOUSING: Styles include raised ranches, bungalows, Georgians, and Cape Cods. Prices for single-family homes have a median value of $82,600.
SCHOOLS: Elementary students attend District 133 or 148. High school students attend Thornton Township High School in District 205. The 2005 average ACT composite score was 16.0.
TRANSPORTATION: The Dan Ryan (I-94), Tri-State Tollway (I-294), and I-57 are minutes away. It is a 35-minute drive to the Loop. Metra train service is available from the Ivanhoe, Riverdale and Sibley Boulevard stations. CTA trains operate from the station at 95th Street. The non-express ride into the Loop is 30 to 45 minutes. Midway Airport and O'Hare are 35- and 50-minute drives, respectively. Bus service is available.
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