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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Two Level Expansive Living In Old Town! This R...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #VAAX259342

$1,899,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 3,360 ft²

Residential

909 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX259342

Two Level Expansive Living In Old Town! This Rare, Plaqued Greek Revival Was Built In Stages Between 1790 And 1850. The Original Flounder Was Expanded Forward Which History Tells Us Was Often The Case As The Owners' Wealth Allowed. With 3,360 Square Feet...

Investor Alert! Instant Cash Flow! Nestled A Sh...

Photo of Listing #VAAX258996

$1,450,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 3,460 ft²

Residential

1007 Queen St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX258996

Investor Alert! Instant Cash Flow! Nestled A Short Walk Between The King St & Braddock Rd Metros And All The Shopping/restaurants Old Town Has To Offer Is This Grand Dame On Queen Street, Currently Configured As A 3 Unit Rental. Opportunities Abound - Rent ...

Circa 1900 Victorian With Gracious Room Sizes A...

Photo of Listing #VAAX260682

$1,125,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,856 ft²

Residential

204 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260682

Circa 1900 Victorian With Gracious Room Sizes And Tall Ceilings. Many Of The Features Of The House Have Untouched Historical Character, Including Original Hardwood Floors, Wood Paneled Doors And A Charming Tin Kitchen Ceiling. The First Level Has A Great ...

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...

A Stone’s Throw … This Home Is A Must See! You’...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX260992

$799,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,706 ft²

Residential

1235 Madison St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260992

A Stone’s Throw … This Home Is A Must See! You’ll Love The Location Of This Charming Garage Townhome In The Desirable Braddock Place Community. Located Less That One Block From The Braddock Road Metro, And A Short Distance To Starbucks, The Lost Dog Caf, Th...

Gorgeous 2br/2ba Brick Federal-style Townhome W...

Photo of Listing #VAAX260898

$798,750 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,530 ft²

Residential

404 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260898

Gorgeous 2br/2ba Brick Federal-style Townhome With Updates Galore And Amazing Front And Rear Outdoor Space In The Heart Of Old Town. The Neatly Manicured Fenced Yard With Lovely Landscaping And A New Patio Creates A Charming Welcome To The Impressive Three-...

Two-level, 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom Semi-detache...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX260234

$699,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,048 ft²

Residential

209 Payne St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260234

Two-level, 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom Semi-detached Victorian Townhouse, With Intact Historic Features And Charming Upgrades. Beautifully Remodeled Bathroom & Kitchen With Nostalgic Accents. Exposed Brick Fireplace, Oak Hardwoods, 9’+ Ceilings, Crown Molding...

Tenant In Process Of Moving...will Vacate June ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX260534

$650,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,239 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St N #316, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260534

Tenant In Process Of Moving...will Vacate June 18th. Photos Online Are Photos Taken When Owner Lived In The Condo. Open, Light & Spacious Corner Condo Located In The Heart Of Old Town & Steps To Braddock Metro Is Beautiful! This 2 Br, 2 Bath (sought After ...

You Do Not Want To Miss Out On This Gorgeous 2 ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX260892

$650,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 884 ft²

Residential

412 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260892

You Do Not Want To Miss Out On This Gorgeous 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Townhome In The Beautiful Old Town Alexandria. Walk In To A Light Filled Well Laid Out Living Space And Then On To A Fully Renovated Eat In Kitchen. Step Out Back To A Private Fenced In Brick P...

Major Price Improvement!!! This Well Appointed...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX260406

$635,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,300 ft²

Residential

504 N Payne St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260406

Major Price Improvement!!! This Well Appointed 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Townhome In The Old Town/parker Gray Historic District. This House Has An Open Floor Plan That Features Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite Counters. The Basement Has...

Must See Modern 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom At T...

Photo of Listing #VAAX260724

$399,999 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 762 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #429, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260724

Must See Modern 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom At The Henry! This Home Features Hardwood Floors Throughout, Thick Walls, Stainless Steel Ge Appliances, And Freshly Painted In 2019. The Condo Fee Includes Plenty Of Amenities: A Party Room With Billiard Table, Mo...

Enjoy The Best Of Old Town In This Energy Effic...

Photo of Listing #VAAX260204

$399,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 661 ft²

Residential

815 N Patrick St #212, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX260204

Enjoy The Best Of Old Town In This Energy Efficient, Leed Certified Building! Come Enjoy The Bright And Open Floor Plan On The Preferred Side Of The Building, Overlooking Parker Gray School Way Only Half A Mile From The Braddock Rd. Metro And Del Ray. The H...

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 June 21st, 2021 at 12:46am EDT.