Starved Rock Country has something for everyone.

The natural, archaeological, and historic heritage available in Starved Rock Country allows you to experience the nature of life along the riverbanks. From Ottawa to Starved Rock, all along the National Historic Scenic By-way to the nature preserve near Havana, you can experience the seasonal colors and rhythms of the forests, rivers, wetlands, bluffs and prairies that make Starved Rock Country unique.

Our location is our great advantage. Starved Rock Country is only ninety minutes from downtown Chicago…you won’t have to spend hours in a car trying to get away to your sanctuary…and you won’t be too far away when it comes time to head back to work. We are close to everything but far from ordinary…In Starved Rock Country you can explore authentic Illinois while you discover yourself.

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"Everything is wonderful at Heritage Harbor, some times I have to pinch myself because I can't believe I'm living here."

Laura S.

""We like the long term vision of the project where you can enjoy the tranquility of looking at the river and the social aspect of the marina, the pool and the restaurant""

Jim and Lori R.

"We had been talking about buying a vacation home for a while but our main concern was travel time. Originally, we were looking in the Geneva or Delavan Wisconsin area. Because we wanted activities that we could take advantage of in both the summer and winter months. But, we were still looking for something a little closer. Heritage Harbor was our answer. It is only one hour from our home in Downers Grove! It has the Illinois River, Starved Rock, the I&M Canal, and the downtown area of Ottawa which can be enjoyed year round. Each weekend is a different experience"

Dan & Julie M.

"The benefit of a home in Heritage Harbor is not just investing in memories but also it is a good real estate investment on the water."

John & Christina V.

"My experience is in Ottawa has been very fulfilling. I have always wanted to have a property with river access. I grew up in Peoria on the river and now that I live in Chicago I can maintain contact with friends and family have a place to entertain. Additionally, I have found the people of the surrounding communities very friendly."

Tom S.
Lincoln And Douglass Debate Ottawa IL

Ottawa, IL has a rich history!

Historic Ottawa is the perfect setting for a place like Heritage Harbor. Lincoln and Douglas still cast their great shadows in Washington Park, where they first debated the fate of the Union. Historic homes and churches take you back to a time of ball gowns and high-stepping horses, and the I&M Canal recalls the booming energy of a young nation. From its magnificent murals to its charming Old Town, the rich tapestry of Ottawa’s past awaits you.