The GE Realty Plot: Living in the Present, Retaining the Past

 One of the Capital Region’s best kept real estate secrets, Schenectady’s GE Realty Plot ( a.k.a “the GE Plot” or just “the Plot”) is a gem in the middle of the city. Built on land previously owned by Union College, the GE Plot offers a park-like setting in a walkable neighborhood that is a short stroll from Union’s campus, Ellis Hospital, Central Park, and the commercial district of upper Union Street. A few minutes by car or bike from Schenectady’s downtown, GE Plot residents enjoy a bucolic surrounding while remaining connected to the heartbeat of New York’s Electric City.

The stately homes of the Plot are as unique as they are beautiful. They were all custom built (between the years of 1887 and 1939) for prominent members of Schenectady society, many of whom were engineering luminaries at General Electric during its heyday as a global leader in technological advancement. For more on how the GE Realty Plot got its name and some of its most notable original residents, visit our GE Plot History page.

Many of the Plot’s current residents have moved here from neighboring towns and cities within the Capital Region. From young families to retirees, and all stages in-between, the plot is ideal for people who appreciate homes of both historical and architectural import, offering residents an opportunity to own a piece of living history in a welcoming neighborhood setting. This website is a digital introduction—part photo gallery “walking tour” and part information hub, chock full of resources for learning more about the Plot’s past and its present. Welcome, and enjoy!