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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Spacious Inside And Outside And In Mint Conditi...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX244922

$1,195,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,332 ft²

Residential

426 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX244922

Spacious Inside And Outside And In Mint Condition, This Well-located Old Town Townhouse Is Fully Detached For Added Privacy. Custom Details Throughout Include Most Rooms With Tray Ceilings, Recessed Lighting And Custom Closets. Terrific Floor Plan Is Open...

Beautiful, Spacious, Light-filled, Rare All-bri...

Photo of Listing #VAAX241106

$1,044,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 2,473 ft²

Residential

1013 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX241106

Beautiful, Spacious, Light-filled, Rare All-brick, Detached Townhouse In The Heart Of Old Town With Almost 2500 Square Feet Of Usable Space. Zoned Cl With Potential Use As Office Or Residential. Unique~floor Plan Features An Tile Foyer With Open Staircase W...

Pristine End Unit Colonial With Period Details ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX244920

$885,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 1,570 ft²

Residential

1004 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX244920

Pristine End Unit Colonial With Period Details That Include Refinished Pine Floors, Classic Moldings, Transoms Throughout, Double-sided Fireplace, And A Traditional Banister. Entertain In Your Updated Kitchen With Custom Cabinetry, New Flooring, Jenn-air A...

Showings By Appnt. Only. Measures Being Taken T...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX244088

$875,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 2,059 ft²

Residential

1122 Madison St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX244088

Showings By Appnt. Only. Measures Being Taken To Ensure Safety. Please Give Twenty-four Hours Notice If Possible To Prepare Home For Your Visit. Please Call With Any Questions. Modern And Spacious 4 Level Luxury Townhome With 2 Car Garage In The Heart Of Ol...

Best Opportunity In Old Town! Location! Locatio...

Photo of Listing #VAAX243772

$850,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 2,055 ft²

Residential

1014 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX243772

Best Opportunity In Old Town! Location! Location! Video Walk Through At: Https://youtu.be/vc1zo-wedha. Spacious 3 Br, 2 Ba, And 1 Hb End Unit Townhome In The Nw Quad Of Old Town - Just 3 Blocks To The Braddock Road Metro And Minutes To Amazon Hq2!! Gleam...

Back On Market: Exceptional Opportunity To Not...

Photo of Listing #VAAX241502

$699,500 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,000 ft²

Residential

903 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX241502

Back On Market: Exceptional Opportunity To Not Only Own An Iconic Old Town Semi-detached Townhome But Also To Acquire A Turn-key, Beautifully Updated Property For An Airbnb Or Other Rental. Could Also Make An Ideal Residence. This Home Is Perfectly Locat...

Recently Vacated And Lockbox In Place For Priva...

Photo of Listing #VAAX243914

$640,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,102 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St #505, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX243914

Recently Vacated And Lockbox In Place For Private Showings. Modern 2 Br/ 2ba Condo In Old Town Alexandria.top Floor 1,100 Sf Unit With Beautiful Wood Floors, Private Balcony, Granite Counters, Ss Appliances, Upgraded Fridge, New W/d, New Hot Water Heater An...

Seize The Opportunity To Own A Contemporary One...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX244468

$510,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 953 ft²

Residential

525 N Fayette St #302, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX244468

Seize The Opportunity To Own A Contemporary One-bedroom Plus Den Condo At The Henry In Old Town Alexandria. Elegant Wide-plank Hardwood Floors Run Throughout This Exceptionally Well-designed Residence. The Open Living Area Gets Tons Of Light From Oversized ...

Beautiful And Energy Efficient Quiet 3rd-floor ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX243408

$439,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 700 ft²

Residential

915 N Patrick St #306, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX243408

Beautiful And Energy Efficient Quiet 3rd-floor Condo Overlooking The Side Street And Is A Short Distance To Old Town & Del Ray's Shopping/dining Districts & Just 4 Blocks Away From The Metro! Open Living Space With Gleaming Hardwood Floors & Crown Molding I...

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 March 28th, 2020 at 8:03am EDT.