The village is served by Thorpe-le-Soken railway station. This is a notable junction, as trains from London Liverpool Street would divide here, with separate parts continuing to Walton on the Naze and Clacton.
Thorpe-le-Soken has a primary school located in the High Street called Rolph CofE Primary School.
Thorpe-le-Soken is also home to the Thorpe Campus of Tendring Technology College (Years 7, 8 and 9) in Landermere Road. The college is one of the biggest comprehensive schools in North Essex with around 1,700 pupils.
In recent years, the village has become very popular with locals and is home to several fine pubs and restaurants.