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“Living the Harbor Life” reaches its apex at Pinnacle Pointe, the waterfront custom homesites at Heritage Harbor on the Illinois River in Ottawa

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“Living the Harbor Life” signifies the natural beauty, fun-filled activities, friendly neighbors, and the inviting relaxed lifestyle at Heritage Harbor on the Illinois River in Ottawa.

Buyers who have been looking for the ideal place to build their custom vacation home or permanent residence in an exceptional setting have been driving sales at Pinnacle Pointe, an upscale enclave on the East Peninsula. Almost half of the 23 premium homesites have already been sold, and interest is intense.

“Heritage Harbor is an award-winning community that has been named The Best Waterfront Resort Community in Illinois,” said Pierre Alexander, Heritage Harbor Resort Marketing Manager. “Its location just 90 miles from Chicago opens up exciting possibilities for those who want a vacation home within an easy drive of their main residence. In addition, it is convenient for people who want to build a permanent home that offers ‘the harbor way of life’ within visiting distance of family, friends and employment.

“Today’s low interest rates combined with pent-up demand is causing brisk sales throughout all of the neighborhoods at Heritage Harbor, so interested people should visit soon and get acquainted. Prime locations are selling daily, and the Villas at Heron’s Landing have just sold out. Buyers at Heritage Harbor are attracted by low maintenance fees, a lower cost of living than many other Midwest resort destinations and four nearby state parks, including Starved Rock,” he said.

Pinnacle Pointe includes 23 premium sites for custom homes. Buyers can choose from locations on the Illinois River, on the Harbor or premium estate sites that wrap around the point with panoramic river views that gives the neighborhood its name. A clubhouse, pool and park are at the center of the neighborhood, and all sites can accommodate a 9-foot deep walk-out basement and a garage. Prices start at $180,000 for sites on the Harbor side.

Those buyers who are planning construction of a custom home can use one of the community’s preferred builders who are knowledgeable about all aspects of the design, construction and permitting processes. Buyers also may choose to bring in their own builders.

“Pinnacle Pointe offers the largest and most private homesites available at Heritage Harbor, including some of the last few riverfront sites on the East Peninsula,” Alexander said.

“They are just a short walk away from the Red Dog Grill, marina and other hubs of activity. With brisk sales and three types of homesites, it is important for buyers to act quickly to ensure that their preferred location is still available.”

A Traditional Neighborhood Design community, Heritage Harbor includes cottages, villas, single-family homes and custom design-build homes as well as vacation rentals. As a resort community, recreational facilities provide an important focus for the harbor life.

Recreational amenities include the 152-slip marina, the 3.2 mile Harbor Walk, neighborhood clubhouses and pools, the Red Dog Grill, a pavilion on the water for community events, Knot’s Landing sand beach area that overlooks the marina and harbor, the River Run dog park, miles of walking paths, access to the 61.5-mile I & M Canal bike trail and four nearby state parks, including Starved Rock. Boat slips are available for rent, or residents can rent a pontoon boat, jet skis and kayaks. Many of the neighborhoods at Heritage Harbor have private clubhouses and pools. City water and sewer serves the community, which is pet- and golf-cart friendly.

A full-time Events Coordinator plans social activities, and welcomes ideas and participation from residents. Several interest groups are forming, and dog walking is a popular way to meet the neighbors. The weekly park run, held every Saturday enables runners and their leashed dogs to complete a 5K run around the harbor. The Red Dog Grill boasts a warm weather Tiki Bar for added fun.

Golf courses, breweries, wine tasting, zip lining are nearby. The historic town of Ottawa, site of the Lincoln-Douglas debate, provides a classic small-town atmosphere with boutiques, eateries and services including OFS Health Care. It is just a three-minute drive from Heritage Harbor, and is at the confluence of the Illinois and Fox Rivers. It is known as the gateway to Starved Rock State Park, the most popular state park in Illinois.

For more information, go to https://www.visitheritageharbor.com/pinnacle-pointe/