Riverdale is an industrialized community flanked on the north and south by forest preserves and a golf course. A member of the Calumet Regional Enterprise Zone, Riverdale has established two Tax Increment Financing districts as a means of attracting new industry and expanding existing firms. Acme Steel, one of the largest steel companies in the Chicago area, is the village’s largest employer.

The downtown business center has undergone a $17 million renovation and revitalization program that beautified the business district while retaining the historic character of its shops and stores.

Commuters to Chicago’s Loop can catch Metra trains at either of two stations in the community. I-57 is a short distance to the west and the Dan Ryan Expressway is reached on the east.


School Address Phone Grade
Aldridge Elementary School 630 E 131st St, Riverdale, IL 60827 (773) 535-5614 Elementary Schools
Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl, Riverdale, IL 60827 (773) 535-5674 Elementary Schools
Dubois Elementary School 330 E 133rd St, Riverdale, IL 60827 (773) 535-5582 Elementary Schools
Jefferson Elementary School 560 W 144th St, Riverdale, IL 60827 (708) 849-5260 Elementary Schools
Park School 14200 S Wentworth Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827 (708) 849-9440 Elementary Schools
Washington School 13900 S School St, Riverdale, IL 60827 (708) 201-2078 Elementary Schools
Carver Area High School 13100 S Doty Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827 (773) 535-5250 High Schools
George Patton School 13700 S Stewart Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827 (708) 841-2420 Middle Schools