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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Open House Sunday, July 14th From 1-3 Pm. Beaut...

Photo of Listing #VAAX236736

$1,350,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 2,157 ft²

Residential

1009 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236736

Open House Sunday, July 14th From 1-3 Pm. Beautiful 1830's Federal Style End Unit Townhouse In Old Town Alexandria. This Stunning 2 Bedroom And 2.5 Bath Home Hosts A Welcoming Atmosphere On An Extra Large Lot With Plenty Of Expansion Potential. The Just C...

Such A Rare Find For Old Town!! This 4 Br 2.5ba...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX237626

$999,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 1,796 ft²

Residential

313 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX237626

Such A Rare Find For Old Town!! This 4 Br 2.5ba Is Located 3 Blocks From King St. Beautifully Renovated Single Family Detached Home In Parker-gray Historic District With 2-3 Driveway Off Street Private Parking Spaces Accessed On Delaney Ct , Fenced In Backy...

Spectacular Townhouse In Old Town, Alexandria W...

Photo of Listing #VAAX235250

$989,950 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,888 ft²

Residential

601 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX235250

Spectacular Townhouse In Old Town, Alexandria With 3 Bedrooms And 3.5 Bathrooms! This Beautiful Open Floor Plan Home Has Hardwood Floors And Recessed Lighting Throughout. The Spacious Living Room Is Surrounded By Large Windows Which Bring In An Abundance Of...

Rare Opportunity To Build Out Your Dream Old To...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX237620

$699,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 2,210 ft²

Residential

309 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX237620

Rare Opportunity To Build Out Your Dream Old Town Home. Building Permits Approved And Ready To Buildfor A Rear 2 Level Addition A Total Home Size Of 2100 Sqft, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms On 2 Levels. Large Lot With Parking For Two Cars Side By Side, Back Yar...

Beautifully Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of T...

Photo of Listing #VAAX237098

$675,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 852 ft²

Residential

430 N Henry St #b, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX237098

Beautifully Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of The Parker-grey District Within Old Town Alexandria. 4 Blocks To King St, Less Than 1 Mile To King Street And Braddock Road Metro Stations. Upgraded Finishes, Brand New Home Appliances And Systems, And Modern De...

First Open House July 7th -- 12-2pm - This Beau...

Photo of Listing #VAAX236832

$650,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,008 ft²

Residential

1305 Queen St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX236832

First Open House July 7th -- 12-2pm - This Beautiful Quaint Townhome In The Heart Of Historic Old Town Offers 3 Bedrooms And 1 Fully Renovated Bath, Entertain In Your Bright And Airy Living Room With Gleaming Wood Floors And High Ceilings, Newer Ac/furnace....

A Living Experience Like No Other At 'the Henry...

Photo of Listing #VAAX237564

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,114 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #531, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX237564

A Living Experience Like No Other At 'the Henry' Located In Old Town Alexandria. This Amazing Penthouse Condominium Includes 2 Spacious Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms With Vaulted 10 Foot Ceilings And 1,087 Square Feet Of Living Space. Your Master Bedroom Has 2...

Completely Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of Th...

Photo of Listing #VAAX237428

$595,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 830 ft²

Residential

430 N Henry St #a, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX237428

Completely Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of The Historic Parker-grey District Of Old Town Alexandria. 4 Blocks To King St, >1 Mile To King St And Braddock Metro Stations. Upgraded Finishes, Brand New Home Appliances And Systems, Modern Design. This Condo H...

Completely Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of Th...

Photo of Listing #VAAX237402

$590,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 805 ft²

Residential

428 N Henry St #a, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX237402

Completely Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of The Historic Parker-grey District Of Old Town Alexandria. 4 Blocks To King St, >1 Mile To King St And Braddock Metro Stations. Upgraded Finishes, Brand New Home Appliances And Systems, Modern Design. This Condo H...

Price Improved! Beautifully Redeveloped Condo I...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #VAAX235946

$580,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 799 ft²

Residential

432 N Henry St #a, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX235946

Price Improved! Beautifully Redeveloped Condo In The Heart Of The Parker-grey District Within Old Town Alexandria. 4 Blocks To King St, Less Than 1 Mile To King Street And Braddock Road Metro Stations. Upgraded Finishes, Brand New Home Appliances And System...

Great Old Town 1st Floor Condo With Braddock Ro...

Photo of Listing #VAAX235900

$399,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 736 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #127, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX235900

Great Old Town 1st Floor Condo With Braddock Road And King St Metro Stops Both Nearby! Walk Or Bike To Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Shops, The Waterfront And All That Old Town Alexandria Has To Offer. You Can Leave The Car At Home. The Henry Has A Sophisti...

Stunning Condo In Coveted Old Town! Spacious An...

Photo of Listing #VAAX227160

$387,500 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 826 ft²

Residential

1200 Braddock Pl #305, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX227160

Stunning Condo In Coveted Old Town! Spacious And Sun-filled Open Floor Plan With 1 Bedroom And 1 Bathroom. A Large Wall Of Windows Lets Sunlight Stream Into The Living/dining Room That Opens To The Cozy Kitchen. Open The Sliding Glass Door To The Spacious B...

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 July 16th, 2019 at 1:31pm EDT.