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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This Home Lives Like New Construction And "chec...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #VAAX255784

$1,300,000 Active

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

Residential

309 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX255784

This Home Lives Like New Construction And "checks" All The Boxes For Old Town Living - Modern Luxury Finishes, Yard Space, Covered Patio, And Off Street Parking For Two Cars. Don't Be Fooled By The Size Of This Faade, Behind The Privacy Fence Lies A Complet...

Lovely Detached 4br/3.5ba Charleston Style Town...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX258138

$1,299,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,016 ft²

Residential

424 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX258138

Lovely Detached 4br/3.5ba Charleston Style Townhouse W/ Double Porch Was Designed & Built Brand New In 2001 By Renowned Local Builder William Cromley. Only Blocks To King St, Waterfront, Braddock Metro, Trader Joe's & Harris Teeter. Approximately 2,000+ Sqf...

Amazing Opportunity In The Heart Of Old Town! ...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX258068

$1,049,000 Active

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

Residential

1013 Princess St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX258068

Amazing Opportunity In The Heart Of Old Town! Designed And Built By An Architect For His Own Use, This Unique Building Features Exceptional Architectural Enhancements, Dramatic High Ceilings, An Open Floor Plan And Skylights. This Detached, Light-filled,...

Beautiful 1-car Garage Town Home Located Less T...

Photo of Listing #VAAX257668

$899,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,880 ft²

Residential

1231 Madison St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX257668

Beautiful 1-car Garage Town Home Located Less Than 1 Block From The Braddock Rd Metro & Minutes To Downtown Old Town. This Renovated Home Features The Following: Rec Room W/fireplace, 110" Built-in Movie Theater & Wine Bar, Private Enclosed Slate Patio, Har...

Exceptionally Well-maintained And Very Charming...

Photo of Listing #VAAX257034

$880,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.04 Acres
  • 1,880 ft²

Residential

1233 Madison St, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX257034

Exceptionally Well-maintained And Very Charming 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, End Unit Townhouse, Only A Stones-throw From The Braddock Metro. Pride Of Ownership Shows Throughout With Beautiful Gardens To Enjoy All Year, With Plenty Of Entertaining Space Outdoor...

**great Price For Just The Two Deeded Garage Sp...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #VAAX257180

$674,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,358 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #130, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX257180

**great Price For Just The Two Deeded Garage Spots In Old Town That You Get! As A Bonus You Get A Beautiful Two Bedroom Condo As Well! **george Washington Did Not Sleep Here, But He Would Have If He Could Have. Fabulous Opportunity To Live In Old Town!...

Rarely Available First Floor 2 Bedroom/2 Bath C...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAAX257564

$509,999 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,057 ft²

Residential

1200 Braddock Pl #101, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX257564

Rarely Available First Floor 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo In Braddock Place. Fresh Paint, 9 Foot Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Brand New Carpet In 2nd Bedroom And Both Bathrooms Have Been Tastefully Updated. Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances To Include...

Must See Modern 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom At T...

Photo of Listing #VAAX257650

$399,999 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 762 ft²

Residential

1111 Oronoco St #429, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX257650

Must See Modern 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom At The Henry! This Home Features Hardwood Floors Throughout, Thick Walls, Stainless Steel Ge Appliances, And Freshly Painted In 2019. The Condo Fee Includes Plenty Of Amenities: A Party Room With Billiard Table, Mo...

Welcome To This Handsome One Bedroom In Braddoc...

Photo of Listing #VAAX256712

$385,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 677 ft²

Residential

1200 Braddock Pl #105, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAAX256712

Welcome To This Handsome One Bedroom In Braddock Place. Easy First Floor Access Opens Up Into This Light Filled Unit With Views Of The Pool And Hot Tub. Updated With Wide Plank Hand Scrapped Wood Floors. The Kitchen Features Newer Cabinets, Granite And S...

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 April 12th, 2021 at 10:03pm EDT.