Parker-Gray - Alexandria

Parker-Gray is a historic 40-block area located in the northwest quadrant of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.  The largest historically black neighborhood in Alexandria, Parker-Gray was settled by freed Blacks before the Civil War and at one time was considered the best neighborhood in town for successful middle-class black entrepreneurs and government employees. Sometimes called "the Harlem of Alexandria," Parker-Gray hosted the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles at American Legion Post 129 when white venues wouldn't admit them.  A black library, created in 1939 in protest against a whites-only library, still stands as the Black History Resource Center.  

The community draws its name from two former Alexandria educators, John Parker and Sarah Gray.  The segregated school for black students, which opened in Alexandria in 1920, was named Parker-Gray in honor of John Parker and Sarah Gray, who had been principals of two segregated schools during the later part of the 19th century.   Today, many of the buildings and town homes date back to the mid-to-late 19th century.  As the neighborhood has gentrified, many of the town homes and row houses have been lovingly restored to their former glory and are interspersed with newer developments such as the Lofts at Braddock Metro and newly constructed condo buildings.  The 2008 Braddock-area improvement plan helped spur the tear-down of old warehouses to make way for new parks and retail spaces while improving the value of the existing housing stock.

Parker-Gray is located west of Washington Street extending north to south from First Street to Cameron Street and from east to west from Alfred Street to N.  West Street.   Close to all of the attractions that Old Town has to offer as well as the Potomac River Waterfront and Mount Vernon Bike Trail, Parker-Gray is also a quick drive to Reagan National Airport, the Pentagon and Downtown DC.  The Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue lines is the closest metro station to the area.

Parker Gray Homes And Condos For Sale

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Largest Eya Floor Plan With All Of The Upgrade ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX2001626

$1,200,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,010 ft²

Residential

934 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2001626

Largest Eya Floor Plan With All Of The Upgrade Extras. End Unit With Tons Of Sunlight. Warm Hardwood Flooring And Brick Walls Throughout. Home Office At The Front Entrance. Welcoming Kitchen/dining And Living Room. Third Level Has Master And Second Bedro...

End Townhouse In Popular Old Town Commons In Li...

Photo of Listing #VAAX2001876

$1,149,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,250 ft²

Residential

819 Parker Gray School Way, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2001876

End Townhouse In Popular Old Town Commons In Like-new Condition. Large Duncan Model Streams Sun Light In Everyroom. Spacious Floor Plan Has Open Kitchen With Large Island And An Outdoor Deck - All Pefect For Cooking For A Crowd. Upstairs, The Top Floor F...

The Perfect Work-from-home Opportunity In The ...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #VAAX258068

$995,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 2,473 ft²

Residential

1013 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX258068

The Perfect Work-from-home Opportunity In The Heart Of Old Town! Designed And Built By An Architect For His Own Use, This Unique Building Features Exceptional Architectural Enhancements, Dramatic High Ceilings, An Open Floor Plan And Skylights. This Deta...

What An Opportunity To Own A Fully Detached Hom...

Photo of Listing #VAAX2002692

$899,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,590 ft²

Residential

710 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2002692

What An Opportunity To Own A Fully Detached Home In Old Town! And Guess What?....this Home Was Built In 1996! Fantastic Space And A Premier Location Just A Short Stroll To Metro And All That Old Town Has To Offer!---large Rooms And Living Space Welcome You!...

Great Deal -- An Almost $50,000 Price Adjustme...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #VAAX2001838

$849,933 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,532 ft²

Residential

320 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2001838

Great Deal -- An Almost $50,000 Price Adjustment! Welcome To Historic Old Town Where Renovation And Modern Convenience Meets Timeless Style. This Exceptional 1920 Detached Townhouse Is Beautifully Updated With A Sun Drenched Exposure And Secluded Backyar...

This Beautiful Circa 1900 Townhouse Offers 2 Be...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX2003014

$779,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,147 ft²

Residential

519 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2003014

This Beautiful Circa 1900 Townhouse Offers 2 Bedrooms And 2 Full Bathrooms. Almost 1200 Sq Ft Of Living Space With The Additional 300 Sq Ft Garage. Living Room With A Cozy Wood Burning Fireplace, Plantation Shutters, And Hardwood Floors. Original Yellow P...

New Improved Price. Check Out The Virtual Tour ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAAX2001678

$760,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,498 ft²

Residential

334 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2001678

New Improved Price. Check Out The Virtual Tour For An Interactive Floor Plan And Video. Welcome Home To This Cozy 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Row House In The Heart Of Old Town. The Upgraded Kitchen Features Granite Countertops, New Cabinets, And New Stainless-...

Updated And Stylish Home Close To The Heart Of ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX2003688

$699,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 884 ft²

Residential

414 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2003688

Updated And Stylish Home Close To The Heart Of Alexandria. A Recent Remodel Has Transformed This Home Into A Stylish And Comfortable Abode That Anyone Would Be Proud To Call Their Own. Shopping, Restaurants And The Metro Are All Perfectly Positioned Within...

Penthouse Level At The Henry! Everything You Ne...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX2003548

$615,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,093 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St #618, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2003548

Penthouse Level At The Henry! Everything You Need, Right At Your Doorstep. This Freshly Painted, Spacious Two Bedroom, Two Bath Condo Is Blocks From Braddock Metro Station, Trader Joe's And Harris Teeter. It Features Two Assigned Garage Parking Spaces, Vis...

This Charming, Historic, End-unit 3br Townhome ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX2003380

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 952 ft²

Residential

323 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2003380

This Charming, Historic, End-unit 3br Townhome Is In The Heart Of Old Town, Less Than 1/2 Mile To 2 Metro Stops, And Only 3 Blocks From The Bustling Shops And Restaurants Of King Street. The Open Floor Plan Features Refurbished, Original Hardwoods And Fresh...

95 Walk Score! Three Blocks To The Braddock Rd...

Photo of Listing #VAAX2001630

$548,500 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • Baths
  • 945 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St #222, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2001630

95 Walk Score! Three Blocks To The Braddock Rd Metro! This Freshly Painted One Bedroom + Den, 1.5ba Condo In The Henry Has An Open Floor Plan And All The Bells And Whistles You Want -- Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances (including 5-burner Gas Stove), ...

Welcome To This Freshly Updated One Bedroom In ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX2003542

$425,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 676 ft²

Residential

1200 Braddock Pl #803, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX2003542

Welcome To This Freshly Updated One Bedroom In Braddock Place. Amazing Top Floor Access Opens Up Into This Light Filled Unit With Views Of The National Harbor, Old Town, The Masonic Temple And As Far As The Eye Can See. Updated With Wide Plank Hand Scrappe...

Blog Posts About the Parker Gray Historic District

Parker-Gray Historic Neighborhood in Alexandria

With a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, the Parker-Gray Historic neighborhood in Alexandria proves a delightful location to live or to visit. Filled with hundreds of small townhouses and rowhouses, you’ll also find some commercial buildings throughout the area. Set in Old Town Alexandria’s northwest quadrant, the area dates back to the late 1700s. It gains its moniker, though, from the past leaders of two former schools. While Sarah Gray once headed the Hallowell Scho... Read More

The Henry Condo Sold By DC Condo Boutique

DC Condo Boutique represented the buyer of a condo at The Henry, located at 525 Lafayette Street 612, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Parker-Gray neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,500 SF and closed on January 30th, 2018 for $625,000 / $417 SF. The Henry is a six-story mid-rise condo development that delivered in 2008. Building amenities include a concierge, fitness center, party room and community rooftop with DC views. The Henry is located in the historic Parker-Gray neig... Read More

Parker-Gray: Historic Alexandria Neighborhood

The Parker-Gray neighborhood, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as an historical district, is a 40-block swath west of Washington Street located in the northwest section of Old Town Alexandria.  Parker-Gray extends north to south from First Street to Cameron Street, and from east to west from Alfred Street to N. West Street.  Alexandria’s Parker-Gray enjoys a rich history going back hundreds of years.Parker-Gray has a rich cultural history as part of Alexandria’s African-Amer... Read More

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Listing information last updated on September 18th, 2021 at 4:15am EDT.