Baildon is a town and civil parish in the Bradford Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire, England and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies 3 miles north of Bradford city centre. The town forms a continuous urban area with Shipley and Bradford, and is part of the West Yorkshire Built Up Area. Other nearby suburbs include Shipley to the south and Saltaire to the west. Baildon has a modest town centre with most everyday amenities including independent traders, estate agents and family law solicitors. There is a Co-op supermarket and a small Tesco on the outskirts. The centre is home to many independent shops including Delicatessen, General Stores, Home, Gifts and Interiors. There are also several independently owned hair dressers and beauty salons and a variety of restaurants and takeaways. There are some eight public houses and bars in Baildon.
Charlestown in south east Baildon is the area of Baildon with the highest concentration of industry. The area is in the valley bottom between Otley Road and the River Aire, and includes the Acorn Park Industrial Estate and the Butterfield Industrial Estate. Notable companies established in Charlestown include Manor Coating Systems and Denso Marston Radiators.
Further north east in Charlestown there are plans for a 'Baildon Business Park' and hotel on a green field site near Buck Lane. Another industrial area is the Tong Park Industrial Estate off Otley Road in eastern Baildon.
Baildon has a population of over 15,360 people. Baildon also forms part of the wider Leeds-Bradford metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,302,000 people.