Parkre-Gray | Alexandria VA Real Estate
Parker-Gray Real Estate | VA
Parker-Gray Real Estate | VA
Search Nearby Neighborhoods
ARLANDRIA | BELLE HAVEN | BRADDOCK ROAD | CARLYLE | DEL RAY | EISENHOWER VALLEY | KING STREET | KINGSTOWNE | MOUNT VERNON | NORTH RIDGE | PARKER-GRAY | POTOMAC YARD | ROSEMONT | SEMINARY HILL | WEST END
Parker-Gray Featured Condos
Parker-Gray Features & Amenities
Though primarily residential, there are a few spots around Parker-Gray that have residents coming back for more. For breakfast, there’s Blue & White Carry-Out, Mason Social, and Sugar Shack Doughnuts; for lunch, there’s Lost Dog, Dos Amigos and Hawwi Ethiophian; and for dinner and drinks, check out Captain Gregory’s, Bastille, and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap. For recreation, the neighborhood offers Braddock Interim Open Space Park and the Helen Miller/Bernard Hunter Park. Finally, as one might expect from a neighborhood with such a rich African-American heritage, there is plenty of history and knowledge to be absorbed. The Alexandria African-American Hall of Fame is housed at the Charles Houston Recreation Center and what was originally a segregated library on Wythe St is now the Alexandria Black History Museum.
Parker-Gray Property Values
Housing options in Parker-Gray are primarily simple and modest townhouses and rowhouses—true to their particular styles, but often without much in the way of flourish. The neighborhood’s core consists of frame houses featuring late-19th-century styles, chiefly Queen Anne and Italianate, but has made way when necessary, for a number of larger multiple-occupancy buildings: some breathing new life into the copious warehouses that lined the streets of Uptown.
Parker-Gray, once known as the ‘Harlem of Alexandria,’ is a historically black neighborhood named for the Parker-Gray School that once stood within its borders. Like the school itself, the neighborhood has a fascinating history, and the city has made great efforts to preserve this history, particularly by keeping its structures well maintained and, when the time demands, keeping new additions compatible with the old. Parker-Gray was originally included in the designation of the Old Town Historic District, but in 1984, it was given its own specific designation.
Between the days of the American Revolution and the end of the Civil War, the land was occupied by the military and was home to a bakery, a magazine, parade grounds, a hospital, stables, and encampments. The area, originally be known as Uptown, became populated largely by liberated slaves, following the Civil War. In 1920, the city of Alexandria purchased a parcel of land on which the Parker-Gray School was erected. This was the area’s coeducational institution, born of a merger between Snowden School for Boys and Hallowell School for Girls. The new school was named for their respective principals, John Parker and Sarah Gray. After a bit of movement, rebuilding, and renaming, the site of the original Parker-Gray School is now home to the state-of-the-art Charles Houston Recreation Center: rebuilt and opened in 2009.
Parker-Gray Transportation & Location
Parker-Gray can be easily accessed by Braddock Rd Metro and King St Metro on the Blue and Yellow Lines. Patrick St. and Henry St are local sections of Route 1, which run straight through Old Town provide and access to I-395 to the north and I-495 to the south.
Parker-Gray is located in eastern Alexandria and is bordered by Washington St to the east, King St to the south, Braddock Rd to the west, and 2nd St to the north.
© 2023 BRIGHT, All Rights Reserved. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Compass participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Compass are marked with the IDX logo and detailed information about each listing includes the name of the listing broker. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller.
Listing information last updated on October 1st, 2023 at 2:15pm EDT.