With so much negative news in the press, it can be hard to know what news to trust. Believe what you will, what we know here at Heritage Harbor is that there have been record sales on homes and vacation rentals this year.  Many people are deciding to retire and settle down close to family, and that means staying in-state.  At just 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Heritage Harbor and Starved Rock Country are a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Our residents are interested in fostering relationships with family and friends, and are finding that at the Harbor, life is ‘Close to everything, but far from ordinary.’  They want to embrace life where they are, enjoy life to the fullest, and upsize their lifestyle.  Our communities are built with traditional neighborhood design in order to encourage and cultivate relationships amongst residents.  The connected streets and paths encourage an active lifestyle and connect you to our many amenities, making life simple and enjoyable.

Visitors to the Harbor end up loving it, and many decide to retire here or invest in a second home to use for vacations or as additional rental income.  It’s never too early to start planning for your future and investing in a second home is an enjoyable way to do so.   Purchase a second house to use as a vacation home and let renters help offset the cost of home ownership when you’re not using.  These beautiful properties will attract interest from those looking to rent. Your home will easily transition into your retirement home in the future when you’re ready to make the leap into retirement, offering you the best of both worlds—vacation home today, retirement home in the future!

Our vibrant marina resort community is located on the Illinois River, and offers endless fun and adventure. Situated near area state parks, I &M Canal Trail, and Historic Downtown Ottawa while offering waterfront home sites with unique proximity to Downtown Chicago, Heritage Harbor truly is ‘Close to everything, but far from ordinary.’

Two of our properties that are soon to be move-in-ready at Heritage Harbor are the Rustic Harbor, Willow Spring. Needing a change? Upsize your lifestyle and start living the Harbor Life in a community that connects. We can’t wait to welcome you on board!