Located 13 minutes west of the Perimeter along Highway #2, Starbuck, Manitoba is within good commuting distance from Winnipeg. Starbuck has a mainly agri-based business community, with a growing variety of commuters to Winnipeg.

The Starbuck Recreation Center hosts many hockey and ringette tournaments, curling bonspiels, and has a figure skating club. Other winter activities include cross-country ski trails and a snowmobile club with approved trails.

In the summer months, there are tennis courts available, annual ball tournaments, and Bridges Golf Course (18-hole course). Kindergarten to Grade 8 are taught locally. Three churches (Catholic, United, and Lutheran) are located within the town, and share in many of the community activities.