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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Charming All Brick Detached Home Filled With Sp...

Photo of Listing #VAAX251746

$925,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,980 ft²

Residential

718 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX251746

Charming All Brick Detached Home Filled With Special Touches On A Rare Lot In The Heart Of Historic Parker Gray! This Stately Colonial Meets Adorable Farmhouse Is Meticulously Cared For And Offers 3 Bedrooms And 1.5 Bathrooms Just Three Blocks From The Bra...

Must Make Appt W/ Kat For Open House. Stunning...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX252454

$910,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,640 ft²

Residential

414 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX252454

Must Make Appt W/ Kat For Open House. Stunning, End Unit Townhome, Walking Distance To Old Town Shopping, Fine Dining, Waterfront, Metro And More. Completely Renovated In 2017. Custom Built In Bookshelves With Cabinets In Living Room And Banquet In Dinin...

Location! Location! Adorably Updated 3 Br, 2 Ba...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX252150

$839,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,554 ft²

Residential

1320 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX252150

Location! Location! Adorably Updated 3 Br, 2 Ba, And 1 Hb End Unit Townhome In The Historic District Of Parker Gray In Old Town Alexandria. A True Walkers Paradise Perfectly Situated Between Braddock And King Street Metros. Rear Brick Patio And Yard Ideal...

Smart Design Makes Use Of All Of The Space In T...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX252288

$774,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,266 ft²

Residential

322 N Payne St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX252288

Smart Design Makes Use Of All Of The Space In This Wonderful Home> Park Your Car In The 2 Deeded Off Street Parking Spaces On The Alley Behind, Plus Ample Street Parking Which Is A Terrific Surprise! Updated Recently, This Beauty Boasts Hardwood Floors Thro...

Welcome To This Bright, Beautiful And Charming ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX252410

$699,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,310 ft²

Residential

1306 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX252410

Welcome To This Bright, Beautiful And Charming House With Great Curb Appeal In The Desirable Parker Gray Historical District Of Old Town. Quiet Street And Great Charm With Many Fantastic Updates. Property Comes With 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath And Possibility Of ...

Sunny Corner Unit With Abundant Windows, Open F...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #VAAX251870

$689,500 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 ft²

Residential

1115 Cameron St #303, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX251870

Sunny Corner Unit With Abundant Windows, Open Floor Plan, Sparkling Hardwood Floors, Crown Mouldings , And Designer Light Fixture Is Located In A Small Boutique Building .... In Most Desirable Location, One Block Off Of King Street. The Kitchen Offers...

Bright, Beautiful And Bold! Enjoy This Quintes...

Photo of Listing #VAAX250466

$679,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,151 ft²

Residential

1116 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX250466

Bright, Beautiful And Bold! Enjoy This Quintessential Historic Old Town Home With Two Bedrooms Plus Den And 1.5 Baths. Renovated And Expanded, This Home Exudes Historic Charm, Yet Has Been Updated To Today's Standard Including A Kitchen With Stainless App...

Price Improvement!!! Unrivaled Location In The...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAAX251832

$649,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 804 ft²

Residential

903 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX251832

Price Improvement!!! Unrivaled Location In The Hot Parker Gray Area Of Old Town! A Few Short Blocks To King Street Restaurants And Shops, Easy Walk To 2 Metro Stops And Dc Bus Express Route, And Close To Grocery Stores. This Gorgeous Updated Two Bedroom/on...

A Beautiful Condo In The Perfect Location! Come...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #VAAX251558

$499,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,079 ft²

Residential

915 N Patrick St #202, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX251558

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

Welcome To Your New Life In Old Town Alexandria...

Photo of Listing #VAAX251896

$410,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 688 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St #410, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX251896

Welcome To Your New Life In Old Town Alexandria! Enjoy The Style And Convenience Of This 1-bedroom/1-bathroom Corner Unit In The Henry. 680+ Square Feet Of Boutique Living Space Features Hardwood Floors, Granite Counters, Kitchen Island, And Balcony. Buildi...

Prime Location! A Must See, Well Maintained ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX252592

$395,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 718 ft²

Residential

815 N Patrick St #305, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX252592

Prime Location! A Must See, Well Maintained And Updated Old Town Commons Unit. High Ceilings, Walls Of Windows And A Gourmet Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Energy Star Stainless Appliances, Glass Block Backsplash And Mahogany Cabinets. In Unit Fron...

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REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX247814

$368,880 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 October 26th, 2020 at 8:46pm EDT.