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Heritage Harbor makes it easy to buy a second home

Monday, November 24th, 2014

It can take a lot of time and energy to shop for a second home. You have to research the location, the actual house and its surrounding community, too. With low interest rates making now a great time to invest in a second home, you probably want to move quickly so you can enjoy your [...]

Ottawa a delightful and perfect location for a second home

Friday, October 31st, 2014

As the #1 attraction in Illinois, Starved Rock State Park gets millions of visitors each year.   Many of those visitors are repeats, coming often to enjoy the beautiful and rustic scenery found in the park and surrounding areas. Not only is the state park a huge draw, but the surrounding communities of Ottawa, Oglesby [...]

Introducing the Flite Series

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Heritage Harbor, Ottawa’s luxury waterfront community, is pleased to announce a partnership with the award-winning, Chicago-based architecture firm Nicholas Design Collaborative for its newest addition of homes, the Flite Series. Ground breaks on this exciting new project Tuesday, May 27. Bringing modern sophistication to Heritage Harbor’s existing fleet of Cape Cod and Nantucket-style homes, the [...]

Urban Living Meets Natural Charm at West Harbor Lofts

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Located just 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Heritage Harbor has recently introduced a selection of townhomes—the West Harbor Lofts — to the resort’s selection of real estate options. An ideal retreat for adventure-seekers looking for a second home, the West Harbor Lofts are a fleet of six new construction, four-story townhomes overlooking the Illinois River [...]


Thursday, October 31st, 2013

You’ve discovered Heritage Harbor and you had a great time in Starved Rock Country (or if you haven’t visited us yet, you want to). You now have the desire to go back any time you want and serve as the arbiter of great vacations for others. And hey, if you make some money along the [...]

Pocket Neighborhoods, Traditional Neighborhood Development and Cottage Living

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is being developed in the finest tradition of some of America’s most iconic & memorable communities. We believe that a sense of “community” has more to do with quality than with quantity and we strive to see that value reflected in everything we do. Whether our customer is a passionate boater , [...]

Heritage Harbor Declares its Dedication to ‘New Urbanism,’ and ‘Pocket Neighborhoods’. Watch for New Spec Home!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

As resort developers and “place creators,” Heritage Harbor Ottawa in Starved Rock Country, Illinois, is striving to deliver a memorable and enduring resort community development project. To do this, the HHO team has announced its dedication to emphasizing its already established “Traditional Neighborhood Development” feel. New Urbanism, Traditional Neighborhood Development and other development concepts, such [...]

Say “Hello” To the NEW West Harbor Lofts

Friday, February 8th, 2013

WOW…we are so excited! As soon as the weather cooperates, concrete work will begin on the newest member of the Heritage Harbor Ottawa Adventure Living! We have kept comfort, entertaining and adventure in mind as we designed this 4-story townhome overlooking the Harbor. Your West Harbor Loft would include a tandem garage, two-bedroom, two and [...]

Resort Heritage Harbor Explains the Real Estate How-To’s for Winter

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

When it comes to winter, hibernation is for the bears, not the real estate industry. The winter tends to get overlooked in the real estate industry, especially when it comes to vacation homes, but savvy buyers know it can be the time to pounce on a great deal. Heritage Harbor Ottawa, premier waterfront resort and [...]

Vacation Home Buyers Stay Close to Home

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Vacation Home Buyers Stay Close to Home You hear it time and time again…location, location, location and it is the number one thing we hear when we give tours. People love the fact that they can get to Heritage Harbor in less than 90 minutes. The shorter drive allows them more flexibility with their schedules [...]

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