Rydal is a residential community of detached, single family homes begun ca. 1900 with most homes built during the 1950s and 1960s. Median lot size is approximately 1/2 acre. Median interior living space is approximately 3,100 sq. ft.
The Rydal neighborhood is generally bounded by Washington Lane, SEPTA Railroad tracks, Lindsay Lane, Mill Road and Meetinghouse Road.