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East Brainerd and Brainerd

Welcome to East Brainerd and Brainerd

Divided down the middle by I-75, East Brainerd and Brainerd is a community that offers convenience and small town charm while still being just minutes away from Chattanooga. Don't let Brainerd's size fool you—all 15,000+ residents enjoy easy access to local shopping and dining, schools, as well as endless employment opportunities in town and the city.

As if that isn't enough, East Brainerd and Brainerd also showcase plenty of recreational opportunities in the Tennessee countryside, in addition to gorgeous yet affordable homes. No matter which side of town you choose, you'll fall in love with everything this suburb has to offer.

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Getting Around

Downtown Chattanooga: 26 min
Dalton, GA: 34 min
Knoxville, TN: 1 hr 38 min
Major Roads: I-75, I-24, US-11, TN-320


Population: 15,540
County: Hamilton
Zip Codes: 37421
Median Home Value: $158,500

Spotlights of East Brainerd and Brainerd

Local Schools

Students living in East Brainerd are served by Hamilton County Schools, which operates 44 elementary, 21 middle, 17 high, and seven combination schools. Currently, East Brainerd is zoned for Westview Elementary and East Hamilton Middle High. The area also has a host of top-rated private schools, such as the Silverdale Baptist Academy.

Ideal Location

East Brainerd and Brainerd may seem like a small town, but this unique community is located near Chattanooga and all of the area's major highways and airports. You'll never have to commute far to get into Downtown Chattanooga, which makes East Brainerd a commuter's paradise. You can even take Ooltewah-Ringgold Road or I-75 to get into Georgia! 

Stunning Homes

Not only are East Brainerd and Brainerd's homes beautiful—they're also surprisingly affordable. No matter what your budget might be, you'll have no trouble finding your first-home or a more luxurious property in the perfect neighborhood. Typically, homes in East Brainerd and Brainerd sell for around $344,000, and prices increase by 4.4% each year. 

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Plenty of Shopping

East Brainerd is home to plenty of larger shopping centers, most of which are nestled along I-75. Hamilton Place is the town's premiere retail destination—here, you'll find everything from Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods to PetSmart and Best Buy. Other poplar shopping spots include Eastgate Town Center, as well as Gunbarrel Pointe.

Delicious Dining

You won't have to drive into Chattanooga to sample Tennessee's best flavors—they're all right here in East Brainerd! If you're looking for recommendations, Fat Boy's Roadside Eats should be at the top of your must-try list. Rosselli's Pizzeria, Armando's, and Choo Choo Bar-B-Que are just a few other local favorites.

Outstanding Parks and Recreation

Ready to get out and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and Tennessee countryside? It's easy to enjoy the outdoors when you live in East Brainerd, especially if you love to golf, hike, or just get in touch with nature. Nearby Heritage Park offers a playground and room to roam, while Enterprise South Nature Park has over 6,000 acres of protected woodland. 

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Whether you’re a home buyer ready to make the move to East Brainerd or Brainerd or a home seller looking to learn the value of your property, you can always contact me for all of your Chattanooga area real estate needs. I'd be happy to answer your questions or help you navigate the next steps of your real estate journey!