The village is served by Commondale railway station. It has a small pub called "The Cleveland Inn"
Commondale is also the home of the Cleveland County Scouts campsite known as Raven Gill Campsite. This is used by Scouts and other youth groups from all around the world. This provides a good trade for the village pub and also promotes good farming practice in the area.
Connected to Whitby, Middlesbrough and Newcastle through the Esk Valley Railway, this small village is the definition of the North York Moors.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Commondale Parish (1170217329)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Commondale CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.