Roade is a village in West Northamptonshire, straddling the busy A508 road from Northampton to Milton Keynes. It is located 2 miles south of junction 15 of the M1 motorway, 5 miles south of Northampton and 12 miles north of Milton Keynes. The road bisects the village into the eastern, older part, and the western part, which is mostly 20th-century housing.

The local secondary school, Elizabeth Woodville School is the one of two Sports Colleges in Northamptonshire, the other being Kingsthorpe College. The school is on the A508 Stratford road at the south-west end of the village and has around 1,150 pupils. The catchment area extends to Grange Park, Blisworth, Stoke Bruerne and several other villages in the area.

Roade Primary School in Hartwell Road has about 166 pupils and the original school was built in 1876.

There is a main post office in the High Street offering most services including the payment of Vehicle Excise Duty.

The village pub is The Cock Inn, at the junction of the High Street with Hartwell Road.

The village has its own football team who play in the Premier Division of the Northamptonshire Combination Football League, known as Roade FC.