Taradale is located on the extreme northeast edge of the built-up area of Calgary. It is bounded by the communities of Saddle Ridge to the north, Falconridge to the south, and Martindale to the west. The Calgary International Airport is also located to the west of Taradale. The topography of this community is essentially flat with a gradual slope from the northeast to the southwest. Taradale was annexed to the City in 1961, yet development did not occur until 1984. The predominant form of development within this community is low density residential, however, most of the land is currently undeveloped.