Steeple Claydon is a large village in a very rural location. It has a variety of shops, a post office and public houses. It also has its own combined first and middle school with secondary and grammar school education available in Buckingham and Aylesbury.
Commuting to London is made easy by rail in less than an hour via Aylesbury or Bicester to Marylebone, or via Leighton Buzzard to Euston. There are a variety of shops including a post office, newsagents, general store, butcher and baker. A doctor's surgery also serves as a pharmacy/chemist.