Old GRA used to be an area of residency for Colonial Officers and was called European Quarters. Old GRA Port Harcourt is currently a residential area and also host to the offices of several businesses and agencies. It is home to the People’s Democratic Party state secretariat, NEPAD Rivers State secretariat, The Rivers State House of Assembly as well as popular hangout spots in Port Harcourt such as
Other recreational spots in Old GRA includes the Isaac Boro Park, named after popular statesman and activist, Isaac Boro. Port Harcourt Club Complex which is a sports and recreational ground is also located in the Old GRA. Several bars, lounges, restaurants and hotels are located in Old GRA which makes it an area bustling with human and commercial activity in the Garden City.