Largs North is essentially a residential suburb, with a minor harbourside presence on the eastern shore of the suburb.
The local high school is Ocean View College Gedville Campus, in nearby Taperoo. There is a nursing home on Victoria Road and an RSL club on Carnarvon Terrace. Largs North Oval overlooking Victoria Road is the main outdoor recreational reserve in the suburb.
The eastern side of the suburb, by the Port riverside is known as Snowden Beach and is the location of a sulphuric acid works, which is connected to a freight railway. There is a swinging basin in the area, and it is the site of Port River Sailing Club and Port Adelaide Rowing Club.