Garfield Ridge is the 56th of Chicago's 77 community areas with a population of 37,144. Garfield Ridge is in Cook County located 10 miles from the Loop, it is on the city's far southwest side. Living in Garfield Ridge offers residents a sparse suburban feel. Garfield Ridge is a neighborhood full of the policemen and firemen of Chicago. It is generally safe and a good area to raise small children in. The public schools in this area are excellent, not only are the facilities well managed, but the students that compromise them are always excelling. The local restaurants are average and there are a variety of parks. Overall, it is a quiet place to settle down in. In Garfield Ridge there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks