The place-name Huncote is the etymological root of the American surnames Hunnicutt, Honeycut.
The village is small but still benefits from several amenities including a village pub (The Red Lion), food shops, Hairdressers, and a local park. For 2007, the local constabulary prioritized police work toward curbing "anti-social behaviour" at the shops and park.
At the edge of the village is Huncote leisure centre and further along the Forest Road, near to the M69 motorway is the home of Leicester Animal Aid, a pet rescue centre.
Huncote provides sporting facilities with a local cricket team and running club. Huncote Sports and Social club hosts adult and junior football as well as clay shooting, rounders, cricket and many social events.