Tarporley is bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads and is considered a picturesque village for both visitors and residents, holding a regular country market on the first Saturday of each month. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,634. Tarporley civil parish also contains the village of Rhuddall Heath.
Tarporley High Street features 4 pubs - the Foresters Arms, the Crown Hotel, the Swan Hotel and the Rising Sun.
The Tarporley Hunt Club, which is the oldest surviving hunt club in England, meets in the village.