East Brainerd is an unincorporated eastern suburb of Chattanooga. Part of it is within the city limits of Chattanooga and part is in Hamilton County. In the past ten years many upscale housing developments have been built in East Brainerd, including some gated communities. Urban growth has caused several new schools to be built in the area. The median age in the area is 39 years old. This region boosts two private golf courses - Windstone and Council Fire - and one public course - Brown Acres. Hamilton Place, one of Tennessee's largest shopping centers, is located in East Brainerd.