The village is in Northamptonshire midway between Northampton and Rugby and only two miles from Watford Gap. It is a large parish of about 4,400 people which includes two smaller settlements of Murcott and Buckby Wharf. The Wharf is on the Grand Union Canal near the Leicester Arm junction. The village has a railway station with lines to London and Birmingham.
Long Buckby has a good range of shops including two small supermarkets, a chemists, a newsagents, a butchers, and four hairdressers. A bank in the village opens on two days a week and the post office on six. There are three public houses in the main village plus one at the Wharf. There are also three restaurants and several take-aways. The village has its own medical practice and two dentists plus various private complementary medicine practitioners. The modern village library is open on five days each week.
There are various sporting clubs including cricket, rugby, soccer and hockey. There are also two licensed clubs, a gym and a large community centre. The village has three main churches: Baptist, Church of England and United Reform plus a smaller Roman Catholic Church which is served from Daventry.
Long Buckby has infant and junior schools on separate sites. Secondary pupils are transported six miles to Guilsborough and there are other secondary schools in Daventry. There is a wide range of modern and older houses to buy/rent in the village.