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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Enjoy Breezy Evenings/leisurely Mornings W/amaz...

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$1,450,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,145 ft²

Residential

1115 Cameron St #405, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1008357398

Enjoy Breezy Evenings/leisurely Mornings W/amazing Views From Private 1500sf Rooftop Terrace. Wraps Around Entire Unit & Accessed Thru French Doors. 9+ceilings Enhance Already Spacious Rooms. True Gourmet Kit W/top Ss Apps/brkfst Bar+granite Opens To Eat-in...

Beautifully Maintained And Updated Classic 1890...

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$1,235,000 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...

**closing Costs** Limited Offer** One Home Rema...

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$1,089,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,550 ft²

Residential

1025 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1008220432

**closing Costs** Limited Offer** One Home Remains! 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 Space For ...

Stunning Whole House Renovation Seamlessly Blen...

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$929,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,584 ft²

Residential

1202 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX100772

Stunning Whole House Renovation Seamlessly Blending Historic Exterior Preservation With Today~s Modern Interior Amenities. Main Level Boasts A Sun-washed Open Floor Plan Perfect For Large Scale Holiday Entertaining, Living Room Warmed By Stone Surround Gas...

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!...

Prime Location! Stunning 2br 2.5ba W/ Sleek Har...

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$799,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²

Residential

914 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1008601614

Prime Location! Stunning 2br 2.5ba W/ Sleek Hardwood Throughout, Skylights Bring In Natural Light Upstairs. Enjoy The Cozy Living Room W/ Fireplace. Get Cooking In Your Spacious Updated Eat-in Kitchen With W/access To Beautifully Hard-scaped Patio. Bedrooms...

Live In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria In The...

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$750,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 1,650 ft²

Residential

218 Patrick St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1009949632

Live In The Heart Of Old Town Alexandria In The Parker-gray Historic District (also 3.5 Miles From Crystal City!) In This Updated 2-unit Duplex With A First Floor Rental Unit (1br,1ba) While Living Upstairs In Unit 2 (upper 2 Levels, 2-3 Br, 2ba). Enjoy The...

Last Chance, Once In The Lifetime Opportunity T...

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$699,999 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,496 ft²

Residential

618 Patrick St N, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1002089712

Last Chance, 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 Them...

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 #VAAX100102

$624,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,113 ft²

Residential

1115 Cameron St #305, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX100102

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...

Spacious 2bed/2bath Old Town Condo With A Short...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #1008361062

$620,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,113 ft²

Residential

1115 Cameron St #205, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #1008361062

Spacious 2bed/2bath Old Town Condo With A Short Walk To King Street Metro, Restaurants, & Boutiques. Open Living Space With Hardwood Throughout, Crown Molding, Custom Built-ins & French Doors. Kitchen Features Granite, Ss Appliance, Breakfast Bar & Walk-in ...

Renovated 1br/1ba Penthouse Condo Unlike Any Ot...

Photo of Listing #VAAX100120

$430,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 753 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #526, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX100120

Renovated 1br/1ba Penthouse Condo Unlike Any Other In Building. Vaulted Ceilings, New Hardwood Floors, New Soft-close Cabinets, Upgraded S/s Appliances, Large Kitchen Island W/bfast Bar, Quartz Counters, Private Balcony, Renovated Br W/new Floors, Vanity, &...

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 November 19th, 2018 at 2:48am EST.