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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Beautifully Maintained And Updated Classic 1890...

Photo of Listing #1002292394

$1,288,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 2,360 ft²

Residential

218 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002292394

Beautifully Maintained And Updated Classic 1890 End Townhouse Just A Block And A Half To King Street. 2+ Parking Spaces With Elect. Car Plug,10 Foot Ceilings, Large Lot With Beautifully Landscaped Rear And Side Yards. 2-level Living Plus 624 Square Foot Unf...

Light Filled, Gorgeous Victorian W/ 2600+ Sf On...

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$1,099,999 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,652 ft²

Residential

410 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1001845048

Light Filled, Gorgeous Victorian W/ 2600+ Sf On Lrg Lot. Open Flrplan W/ Great Flow For Entertaining. Lr, Dr, Kit W/ Island/bar, Pantry & Lrg Fam Rm W/ Frnch Drs Lead To Private Oasis. Mbr Suite W/ Skylites, Full Mba, Laundry & Juliette Blcny W/ Sgd's. Full...

**closing Costs + Wet Bar Upgrade - Limited Off...

Photo of Listing #1002201668

$1,089,000 Active

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

Residential

1027 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002201668

**closing Costs + Wet Bar Upgrade - Limited Offer** New Model! Luxury In The Heart Of Old Town Alex For Immediate Occupancy. Sleek Modern Finishes Include; Private Rooftop Terr; Hw Floors Thru Out; Chef Kitch, Premium Appliances W/ Expansive Island & Living...

What A Location! Grand Sized Old Town Gem ~ Inv...

Photo of Listing #1002062982

$900,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 2,430 ft²

Residential

1020 Queen St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002062982

What A Location! Grand Sized Old Town Gem ~ Investor Opportunity, Selling As Is ~ Upper Two Levels Include 3brs 1.5 Bas, Hardwood Floors, Deck Off The Kitchen. Lower Level Has Separate Entrance, Full Second Kitchen, Washer & Dryer, 7'11" Ceiling ~ Ideal Ren...

Urban Loft W/2,720 Sf Of Fabulous Living Space ...

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$888,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,720 ft²

Residential

1117 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002150312

Urban Loft W/2,720 Sf Of Fabulous Living Space And Roof Top Deck W/expansive Southern Views. Three Bedroom Suites Plus Den And Two Car Garage. Open Floor Plan Kitchen/dining/living, Great For Entertaining! Hardwood Floors, 9' Ceilings, Fireplace, Zoned Hvac...

Priced Below Tax Assessment. Large Home In Hear...

Photo of Listing #1002021376

$799,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,748 ft²

Residential

228 Payne St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002021376

Priced Below Tax Assessment. Large Home In Heart Of Old Town W/1748 Sq Ft On 2 Levels Built In 2001. 3 Brs And 2 Full & 1 Half Baths. Eat-in Kitchen + Formal Dining Room & Sun-lit Family Room With Gas Fp. Huge Master Suite With Bathroom And Walk-in Closet. ...

Beautiful Corner Home! 4 Blocks To Braddock Rd ...

Photo of Listing #1002762814

$799,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,218 ft²

Residential

237 West St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002762814

Beautiful Corner Home! 4 Blocks To Braddock Rd & King St Metros. New Roof, Windows & Skylight, Hardiplank All 2012. Kit W/european Ss Appls (2014 Fridge) & Granite. 2 Spacious Br Both W/balconies. Spiral Stairs To 3rd Lvl Br + Roof Top Deck & Super Storage!...

Rarely Available, Once In The Lifetime Opportun...

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$764,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres

Residential

618 Patrick St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002089712

Rarely Available, Once In The Lifetime Opportunity To Own This All Brick Single Home In Old Town. This Incredible Home Had Only Had Two Owners In It's History. All Brick, 2 Car Parking In The Back, Rooftop Deck Option, Endless Possibilities. They Don't Make...

This 3 Br, 2.5 Ba Townhome Places You Close To ...

Photo of Listing #1002343498

$675,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres

Residential

415 Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002343498

This 3 Br, 2.5 Ba Townhome Places You Close To Everything Old Town Has To Offer. This Lovely Home Feats. A Sep. Living & Dining Rms & A Table Space Kit. The Ample Rear Yard Feats Enough Space To Create An Off-street Prkg Space. Upstairs You Will Find 3 Brs ...

Bright, Elegant, Detached C.1900 Victorian Appr...

Photo of Listing #1001248082

$649,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,559 ft²

Residential

325 Henry St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1001248082

Bright, Elegant, Detached C.1900 Victorian Approx 1600 Sf. Commercial Office Zoned Commercial Low (cl). Main Level- Conf Room, Reception Area, 2 Office Nooks, Kitchenette, Full Bath, Storage Room. Upper Level- 2 Large Offices & Small Den. High Ceilings, Har...

Luxury Condo Located In The Sought-after Presco...

Photo of Listing #1003797198

$639,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,113 ft²

Residential

1115 Cameron St #305, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1003797198

Luxury Condo Located In The Sought-after Prescott In The Heart Of Old Town. Features An Open-concept Floor Plan, Hardwoods Floors, Designer Lighting, Crown Molding, Granite & Ss Appliances. Plus Generous Room Sizes, Custom Closets, Spa-like Baths And A Cust...

Darling Th Just 2 Blks To King St And Few Blks ...

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$630,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,108 ft²

Residential

335 Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002350092

Darling Th Just 2 Blks To King St And Few Blks To The Waterfront. Metro Few Blks. End Unit With Nice Yard, Storage Shed, Full Attic, Beautiful Wood Floors, Fresh Paint, Big Kitchen, Heart Of Old Town Just Perfect For Entertaining. Enjoy Evenings In The Back...

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 team member Matt Allen 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 hi... 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 25th, 2018 at 11:31pm EDT.