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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Come Home To This Luxury Townhome Nestled In A ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #VAAX248648

$1,234,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,600 ft²

Residential

603 Slade Ct, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX248648

Come Home To This Luxury Townhome Nestled In A Private Enclave In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria. A Rare Opportunity To Live In A Spectacular Contemporary Home Tucked Away From The Hustle And Bustle Of Traffic! Finishes Include; Private Rooftop Terrace F...

Live Luxuriously In The Heart Of Old Town Alexa...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX247748

$1,210,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,600 ft²

Residential

1031 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX247748

Live Luxuriously In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria! Sleek Modern Finishes Include; Upgraded Private Rooftop Terrace With Full Access To A Full Wet Bar For Relaxed Outdoor Living; Two Car Garage, Hardwood Floors Thru-out; Chef's Kitchen, Bosch Appliances ...

Beautiful, Spacious, Light-filled, Rare All-bri...

Photo of Listing #VAAX241106

$1,044,000 Active

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

Residential

1013 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX241106

Beautiful, Spacious, Light-filled, Rare All-brick, Detached Townhouse In The Heart Of Old Town With Almost 2500 Square Feet Of Usable Space. Zoned Cl With Potential Use As Office Or Converted To Residential Or A Combination Residence And Home-office. Unique...

Welcome To This Modern Building In Old Town Ale...

Photo of Listing #VAAX248830

$615,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,103 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St #505, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX248830

Welcome To This Modern Building In Old Town Alexandria Walking Distance To Braddock Metro Offering Luxury Amenities On-site. This Stylish Two Bedroom Condo Has Over 1,100 Sf With Gleaming Hardwood Floors, A Private Balcony, Granite Counters And Stainless S...

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REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAAX247946

$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,079 ft²

Residential

915 N Patrick St #202, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX247946

A Beautiful Condo In The Perfect Location! Come See This Fantastic, Light-filled, 2-bed Condo Built In 2014, With An Open And Modern Floor Plan. It Boasts Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops, And A Deck Overlooking N. Patrick St. Walking Distance...

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REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX248000

$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,003 ft²

Residential

1200 Braddock Pl #211, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX248000

Fully Renovated Condo Located Highly Desirable Braddock Place! Gleaming Hardwoods Throughout This 2 Bedroom And 1.5 Bathroom Unit. Bright And Open Floor Plan Allows For Tons Of Natural Light! Gourmet Kitchen Featuring Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar, Custom...

Fantastic One-bedroom Condo With A Den Will Bec...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX248592

$439,990 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 858 ft²

Residential

915 N Patrick St #103, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX248592

Fantastic One-bedroom Condo With A Den Will Become The Perfect Space To Kick Back And Relax. Settled In The Heart Of Historic Old Town, Not Only Does This Charming Abode Exhibit A Sleek And Modern Design, It Provides A Lifestyle Favorable To All Needs. Bloc...

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REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX247814

$379,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 680 ft²

Residential

1200 Braddock Pl #204, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX247814

Agents: Please Have All Participants In The Showing Wear A Mask, Gloves If You Have Them And Wipe Down Any Touched Surfaces. Premium Condo Building Located Very Close To Braddock Metro. Amazon Hq At Crystal City Metro Stop. Super Location With A Superio...

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 August 6th, 2020 at 3:30pm EDT.