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Open House Tour 125: Waterfront Cottage Homes at Heritage Harbor Ottawa

waterfront homes at heritage harbor - the boathouses
Heritage Harbor offers a variety of home styles both on and off the water.

Heritage Harbor is located approximately 90 minutes west of Chicago in Ottawa’s Starved Rock Country. This marina resort community overlooks the Illinois River and is centered around a state-of-the-art, deep water marina with with more than 150 boat slips.



The community features the popular Red Dog Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Knot’s Landing sand beach, and 3.2-mile Harbor Walk as well numerous neighborhood clubhouses and swimming pools. The Heritage Harbor activity director plans year-round events for residents and guests, including live music on weekends, cooking classes, area tours, and the weekly, Saturday 5K walk and run.

The community is across from the 97-mile I & M Canal Biking trail, is just three miles to charming downtown Ottawa and is only 15 minutes from 2,630-acre Starved Rock State Park, known for its steep sandstone canyons and waterfalls. Historic Ottawa, site of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate, offers shops, restaurants, craft breweries and more. Minutes from Heritage Harbor, visitors also enjoy the August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, Illinois River Winery, Utica Electric Bike Rental, LaSalle Canal Boat tours and the Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park. Golfers enjoy a host of nearby golf clubs such as Dayton Ridge Golf Club, Pine Hills Golf Club Bar and Restaurant and Bourne golf course.

Heritage Harbor offers several distinct neighborhoods of villas, cottages, low-maintenance single-family homes and luxurious custom residences. The community offers opportunities for both second home and year-round living. Homes are priced from the low-$300s to over $1 million and offer a variety move-in dates.

Heritage Harbor is located at Harbor View Drive in Ottawa, IL. Please call (815) 433-5000 or email Enjoy a virtual drive-through of the community by visiting


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