There is a thriving community centre and over 20 retail outlets which are largely family run and include a Post Office, chemist and convenience store. The village contains its own medical centre and two dental practitioners. Wharfedale General Hospital is only three miles away. A number of self-employed traders work from the village providing services such as garden maintenance, motor repairs, pet sitting and dog walking.
It boasts a safe, village atmosphere and with excellent schools and the green open spaces of Menston Park, it is the perfect place for families looking to move closer to Leeds, but without the hustle and bustle of city life.