Chicago Ridge, Illinois is a further southwest suburb of Chicago. The city has seen a slight rise in crime over recent years, but it is being kept relatively in check by the local police force. The housing market is slowly falling as well in Chicago Ridge as more homeowners are either selling their homes or renting them to lower income families.
Shopping, dining and nightlife in Chicago Ridge is good. The city is home to a shopping mall (Commons of Chicago Ridge Shopping Center) and has a few good dining and nightlife options that are not franchises. If you're looking for even more options though, you're quite close to many other vibrant and cultural suburbs of the Chicago region that have even more to offer.
The weather in this town is comparable to that of the rest of the state or the Midwest in general. Winters can be very cold and snowy, while summers are hot and humid. It is worth noting for potential homebuyers that this town is located near tornado alley and is subject to potential tornadoes during the spring and summer months.