Braeside was established in 1965. It is bordered to the north by Southland Drive and Anderson Road to the south. To the east of Braeside is 14th Street SW and to the west is 24th Street SW.
People who love nature will enjoy visiting Fish Creek Provincial Park, which is nearby. Braeside also has access to Glenmore Reservoir. The neighbourhood's community association is also active in making sure residents enjoy a lot of activities. There are a number of before- and after-school programs for children including soccer training and jellybean dances.
The neighbourhood has its own school, Braeside Elementary. It also has its own secondary school, John Ware Junior High School.