Whetstone lies approximately six miles from Leicester City Centre. Day to day shopping facilities are available in the village which include a substantial supermarket. Within a ten minute drive, wider facilities are available at Blaby, Fosse Park and Meridian Shopping, Entertainment and Business Centre.
At the time of writing, there are two nurseries in the village, and two Primary schools, Badgerbrook Primary School and St Peters Church of England School with Thomas Estley High School in Broughton Astley offering education for the 11 -14 age group and Countesthorpe College catering for the 14 – 19 age group. The private Leicester Grammar School is approximately within a twenty minute drive.
Being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes in the area whist within a ten minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests.
Whetstone is approximately three miles from Junction 21of the M1\M69 motorway network for travel north, south and west, and a rail link to Leicester and Birmingham is available at nearby Narborough Station.
Whetstone is a large village with a population of approximately 6500 and is located close to the M1 / M69 motorway. Whetstone has a number of business premises with the largest being ALSTOM/ALSTECT (originally the GEC, home to Frank Whittle and the jet engine). Whetstone was originally recorded in the Domesday Book in 1806. Agriculture was a prime source of employment and in the 18th Century framework knitting came to the village in a small way.