Methlick is served by a parish church, a general store, a garage and hardware store, one hotel and a village hall. There is a primary school, with secondary pupils travelling to Meldrum Academy in Oldmeldrum 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi) away.
Methlick Community Council represents local views to the principle Local Authority, Aberdeenshire Council.
A Community web site gives local information, news and events: https://methlick.wordpress.com/
Places of interest
Haddo House, a stately home and arts venue with theatre and concert hall, lies 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) to the south-east of Methlick.
Methlick Football team compete in the Buchan Welfare Football League, the team won both the league and the league cup in 2009 – the clubs most successful achievement in 10 years.