Pontymoile is spread across a large area and so is home to much of Pontypool's facilities including West Monmouth School, Coleg Gwent's Pontypool campus, the Pontymoile Basin on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal as well as St. Matthew's Anglican Church and the nondenominational Pontymoile Christian Mission on Rockhill Road. Pontymoile has its own primary school as well as a small selection of shops and public houses.
The area was subject to massive redevelopment in the late 1990s when a new flyover on the A472 road was constructed to divert traffic from what had become a 'bottle-neck' road system in Pontypool. This resulted in many buildings being demolished (including the original Pontymoile Mission). The development also resulted in a new road system to West Monmouth School and Coleg Gwent's Pontypool campus.