Fairstead has two schools, Fairstead County Primary School, a very large primary school, and Churchill Park School, which was completed in 2010 and is a merger of Alderman Jackson and Ethel Tipple Schools.
Fairstead has its own minor shopping zone, called Centre Point, with a doctor's surgery, a chemist and about 4-6 other shops. There is also a community hall. At the other end of the estate there is a convenience store.
Fairstead has a small wooded area extending from the front of the school area.
The pub has been knocked down as the residents complained of it being an eyesore this was done through the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk and West Norfolk police safer neighbourhood teams.[clarification needed] Affordable housing is to be built on the site of the old pub.
Fairstead has its own website - http://www.fairstead.org - where local residents talk about local issues.
- "Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 August 2016.