Whether enjoying home-cooked meals in your cottage or stepping out to the fine or casual dining options at Rydal Park, you have the flexibility to feast your way. And, if you’d like a little diversity in your dining schedule, we’re minutes away from neighborhood eateries and a quick train ride away from global offerings in Center City Philadelphia. 

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Living well means more than world-class amenities and nearby attractions. With opportunities for the mind, body and spirit at Rydal Waters and nearby Rydal Park, you’ll reach your full potential through intellectual stimulation, physical fitness, spiritual connectedness and social engagement.


Some opportunities at Rydal Waters and Rydal Park: 

  • Seminars and special events.
  • Concerts in our performing arts center.
  • Fitness classes and personal training services.
  • Brain health events and programming.
  • Cultural excursions.


Leave the maintenance and household tasks to us. Whether you're an artist, a volunteer, a fitness buff, an avid theater lover, all of the above or none of the above, Rydal Waters is about having the freedom to live an active life on your terms.

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  • Beautifully landscaped, 33-acre campus with walking paths and dog park. 
  • Conveniently located near unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, houses of worship and lively entertainment venues, as well as SEPTA’s Rydal Station.
  • Modern clubhouse with event space and cocktail lounge.
  • On-campus entertainment and educational programming, as well as special events and off-campus outings. 
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, personal training services and classes.
  • Access to all of the first-class amenities available at nearby Rydal Park.

Life at Rydal Waters

We’re active, independent living conveniently located in scenic Abington Township, a quick train ride away from vibrant Center City Philadelphia. Take advantage of it!

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Set on 92 lush acres, this Victorian arboretum is known for its sculpture gardens, formal rose gardens and classical English landscape structures. It’s also home to some of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest and most remarkable trees. 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

With more than 240,000 works spanning 2,000 years, this iconic museum is one of the largest in the country and is beloved for its Renaissance, American, impressionist and modern art collections.

Act II Playhouse

Founded in 1988, Act II Playhouse produces new, classic and contemporary plays and musicals and draws crowds for its eclectic productions in an intimate setting. The playhouse also offers comedy and improv classes for adults.

Hiway Theater

Built in 1913, the Hiway Theater is a community hub for Jenkintown residents. The theater specializes in independent, foreign and art films while also offering special events and learning opportunities for local schools and organizations.

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