The 15th century St Margaret's church is situated about a mile from the village.
Margaretting has a primary school. The village hall and playing field are situated in Wantz Road and host local football.
There are currently two public houses, the Black Bull and the Red Lion; a third, the Spread Eagle, was closed following fire damage.
Margaretting lies on the B1002 road which links to the A414 road towards Chelmsford and is bypassed by the A12 road.There are proposals to widen the A12 and this will greatly affect properties on Writtle Road. The village is served by buses between Brentwood & Chelmsford and the closest rail service is from Ingatestone railway station.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 September 2016.