The town faces Saratoga Passage and is built on an inviting stretch of sandy beach. Langley was a trading point for a large part of south Whidbey Island. Today a high school, library, and movie theater contribute to the cultural needs of the neighborhood, while mercantile establishments in great variety supply ordinary consumer needs. Many beautiful summer homes and resort centers are situated near by. By the 1940s, dairying, poultry, ranching, berry growing, and filbert raising were activities of the countryside. Some homes in the vicinity are open to summer boarders.
The big annual event in Langley is the Island County Fair, said to be the oldest continuously celebrated event of its kind in the State.