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...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #AX10198849

$1,288,000 Active

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

Residential

218 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10198849

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/ 2500+ Sf On...

Photo of Listing #AX10268904

$1,150,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,148 ft²

Residential

410 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10268904

Light Filled, Gorgeous Victorian W/ 2500+ 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...

Slade Townhomes, Luxury New Construction In Pri...

Photo of Listing #AX10223416

$1,089,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,649 ft²

Residential

1025 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10223416

Slade Townhomes, Luxury New Construction In Prime Location.modern Design W/ Chic High End Finishes!!! Gorgeous Kitchen W/ Island Perfect For Entertaining! 3br/3.5ba W/ Two Living Areas, Roof Top Deck And Garage!!! Close To Restaurants, Shops And Public Tra...

Tastefully Updated To Preserve The Historic Old...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #AX10280970

$924,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,754 ft²

Residential

416 Patrick St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10280970

Tastefully Updated To Preserve The Historic Old Town Charm Of Alexandria. Extraordinary Contemporary Chef's Kitchen, Remodeled Bathrooms, Thermal Replacement Windows, Garage, Private Brick Courtyard, Finished Lower Level Suite With Rear Exit, Bedroom, Livi...

S Alfred St. Meticulously Cared For Old Town Ho...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #AX10288975

$905,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,800 ft²

Residential

326 Alfred St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10288975

S Alfred St. Meticulously Cared For Old Town Home W Easy To King/duke St & All Its Amenities.new Ac/hvac, Hot Water Heater, Washer/dryer, Remodeled Master Bath, New Kitchen Flr & Custom Backsplash, Recessed Lighting In Master & Spare Bedroom.private Parking...

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

NEW Photo of Listing #AX10294314

$799,900 Active

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

Residential

228 Payne St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10294314

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. ...

*metro, Old Town Shops & Restaurants Only Block...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #AX10167669

$709,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,460 ft²

Residential

903 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10167669

*metro, Old Town Shops & Restaurants Only Blocks Away!*private Enclave Of Brick Town Homes*totally Renovated Throughout*hardwood Floors On All 3 Levels*new Granite Eat-in Kitchen*new Ss Appliances & Washer/dryer*cozy Wood Burning Fireplace*new Furnace & A/c...

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

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #AX10240515

$649,900 Active

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

Residential

325 Henry St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10240515

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...

Charming Historic 2 Level, Semi-detached Th. Se...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #AX10270036

$624,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,380 ft²

Residential

418 Payne St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10270036

Charming Historic 2 Level, Semi-detached Th. Sep Dining Room. Living Room Leads To Kitchen And Walk Out Patio. Upper Level 3 Bedrooms & Upgraded Bath. Nostalgic Historic Framed Doors, Hardwoods, New Lighting & Pastel Paint. Gorgeous Extensive Garden With S...

Tame Your Commute When You Live At The Henry. ...

Photo of Listing #AX10284990

$569,604 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,112 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #333, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10284990

Tame Your Commute When You Live At The Henry. This 1,112-sf 2br/2ba Condo With 2 Deeded Parking Spaces Is Convenient To The Braddock Metro And National Airport. Enjoy The Open Living Space With Wood Floors, Owner~s Suite With Dual Sinks, Walk-in Closet For...

Luxury Living In The Heart Of Alexandria! Stunn...

Photo of Listing #AX10247189

$559,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,088 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #436, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10247189

Luxury Living In The Heart Of Alexandria! Stunning 2 Br/2ba Condo (the Henry) Features A Large Gourmet Kitchen, Lg Pantry W/pull-out Wooden Drawers, Custom Built-in Cabinets, Full Size W/d, Built-in Murphy Bed In Bedroom 2 &hardwood Flrs Throughout! . Balco...

Light-filled, Open And Bright Penthouse With 3 ...

NEW Photo of Listing #AX10297010

$504,990 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 900 ft²

Residential

1210 Queen St #7, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #AX10297010

Light-filled, Open And Bright Penthouse With 3 Terraces And Sunset Views. Ideally Located, 1 Block To King St & Ez Access To Metro. Gourmet Kitchen W/ High-end Ss Appliances & Granite Counters. Hardwood Floors, Glass-enclosed Shower, And Contemporary Upgra...

Blog Posts About the Parker Gray Historic District

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 July 15th, 2018 at 6:51pm EDT.