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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Wonderful Location - Ready For 2021 Renovations...

Photo of Listing #VAAX255214

$699,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,443 ft²


1303 Queen St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX255214

Wonderful Location - Ready For 2021 Renovations High Ceilings On Both Levels! This Home, Built In 1931 Has A Special Character, Windows On 3 Sides Means Sun Filled Rooms, Roof Replaced In 2015, Large Outdoor Area With Surprising Privacy So Close To K...

Fabulous First Floor 2 Bedroom 2 Full Bath Hami...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX255118

$690,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,169 ft²


1115 Cameron St #117, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX255118

Fabulous First Floor 2 Bedroom 2 Full Bath Hamilton Model In Rarely Available Prescott Condo Just One Block From King St Shops And Restaurants. Features Include Open Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen With Gas Cooking, Breakfast Bar, Hardwood Flooring, Spaciou...

Unique Two Level Condo With Huge Private Roof ...

Photo of Listing #VAAX255082

$649,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 817 ft²


428 N Henry St #b, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX255082

Unique Two Level Condo With Huge Private Roof Top Terrace In The Heart Of Old Town's Parker Gray Historic District. Modern Design And Finishes Throughout, This Stunning Unit Was Built With Flexible Use Of Space In Mind. Currently The Main Level Kitchen/li...

Great Central Old Town Location! Only Blocks To...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX255326

$449,500 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,092 ft²


907 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX255326

Great Central Old Town Location! Only Blocks To Braddock & King St Metro, Shopping & Restaurants. Perfect Opportunity To Fix Up This Semi-detached Victorian Th To Your Liking Under 500k In Old Town! Radiant Heat, Newer Water Heater 2016, Newer 150 Amp Pane...

Stunning 1br/1ba Condo At The Henry In Old Town...

Photo of Listing #VAAX253780

$415,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 782 ft²


1111 Oronoco St #327, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX253780

Stunning 1br/1ba Condo At The Henry In Old Town Alexandria. This Condo Features An Open Concept Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops And Hardwood Floors Throughout. Enjoy A Large Living Room With A Balcony, Perfect For Enjoying Thos...

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 January 28th, 2021 at 7:30am EST.