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 May 27, 2022
5
Listed
38
Avg. DOM
$571.82
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$599,000
Med. List Price
5 Properties
$849,700
Neighborhood: Old Town Alexandria
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,590
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
19
Days on Site
VAAX2009620
MLS
Gorgeous home located in the highly sought-after Old Town community! Unlike the surrounding properties, this home was newly built in 1996! Enjoy the old-world charm while enjoying the latest open...
Open 5/28
1310 Pendleton St Alexandria, VA 22314
$699,990
Neighborhood: Old Town
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,248
Sq.Ft.
1942
Year Built
24
Days on Site
VAAX2012456
MLS
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA & 2 BLOCKS to METRO! Beautiful 2 BR / 2 BA townhome located just 2 blocks from Braddock Rd Metro (Blue & Yellow lines) in the heart of Old Town Alexandria! Gorgeous marble...
$599,000
Neighborhood: Old Town North
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,102
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
15
Days on Site
VAAX2012858
MLS
JOIN US FOR THE FIRST OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 1-3PM! AGENTS WILL BE IN THE LOBBY AT CORNER OF PENDELTON & N. FAYETTE STREETS (Across from the Restaurant Bastille) TO DIRECT YOU UP THE ELEVATOR. This...
Open 5/28
323 Fayette St N Alexandria, VA 22314
$595,000
Neighborhood: Chatham Square
3
Beds
1
Baths
952
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
3
Days on Site
VAAX2011814
MLS
PRICE IMPROVEMENT!! Large storage space under main level staircase can easily be converted into a guest bath! This charming and historic 3BDR end-unit townhome in the Parker Gray neighborhood &...
$425,000
Neighborhood: Chatham Square
1
Beds
1
Baths
714
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
36
Days on Site
VAAX2012022
MLS
LIKE NEW CONDO IN OLD TOWN W/HRDWD THROUGHOUT, 0.4 MILES TO METRO! UPGRADED KIT W/SS APPLNCS, GRANITE COUNTERS & 42" CABINETS. PATIO OFF LIV RM. GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING! GARAGE SPACE W/AMPLE...

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