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Starved Rock Country Marathon

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

There’s a big event coming up in Ottawa on May 16th. The Starved Rock Country Marathon will attract thousands of runners and supporters, and they’ll be lining the streets of Ottawa and the trail out to Starved Rock State Park. If you’re planning on participating in this event, now’s the time to start training. Because of the [...]

Adventure to discover in the Ottawa, IL area

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Ottawa is a community full of fun and educational experiences the entire family will enjoy. From taking the boat out at Heritage Harbor Marina to spotting bald eagles flying over the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, there are plenty of places to explore and discover. Here are just a few: Illinois Waterway Visitor Center - The Illinois [...]

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 [...]

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