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.  

Parker Gray Homes And Condos For Sale

Parker Gray Homes And Condos For Sale December 7, 2022
6
Listed
40
Avg. DOM
$623.79
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$827,450
Med. List Price
6 Properties
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Old Town
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,911
Sq.Ft.
1830
Year Built
37
Days on Site
VAAX2016982
MLS
Living is easy in popular Old Town, and 210 N Alfred Street is close to all the trendy and exciting things offered around the city; the waterfront, award-winning dining, boutique shopping, and...
$1,189,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Commons
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,062
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
64
Days on Site
VAAX2017932
MLS
OLD TOWN!! Stately and sophisticated all brick, end unit federal rowhome located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria on a one-way tree-lined street, across from a park, features 4 bedrooms and 3.5...
$855,000
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,184
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
87
Days on Site
VAAX2017420
MLS
The opportunity to renovate this classic single-family home in Old Town Alexandria that retains a high degree of its original character and historical value. Authentic city living with original...
$799,900
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,590
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
6
Days on Site
VAAX2019414
MLS
Gorgeous home located in the highly sought-after Old Town community! Unlike the surrounding properties, this home was NEWLY BUILT in 1996 and RENOVATED COMPLETELY NOW! Enjoy the old-world charm...
$795,000
Neighborhood: Historic Old Town
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,188
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
22
Days on Site
VAAX2019136
MLS
Are you looking for a home with the perfect blend of historic charm and modern luxury? Welcome to 1111 Princess Street, a beautiful and move-in ready end-unit townhouse in the historic Parker Gray...
$424,900
Neighborhood: The Henry
1
Beds
1
Baths
688
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
29
Days on Site
VAAX2018906
MLS
Welcome to 525 N. Fayette Street #217, part of The Henry Condominium Association! This cozy, mid-floor condo in Alexandria’s Old Town West is a dream! Inside the 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 688-ft2...

More About Parker-Gray

Parker-Gray History

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 Location

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.

From Our Blog - Parker Gray
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more