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Tiny houses have big impact in Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Tiny homes make for affordable and manageable rental properties
  • Houses starting as low as $149,900 in the waterfront community.
  • Heritage Harbor Ottawa is only 90 minutes from Chicago.
  • The community currently has 82 residents and 132 boaters.

Located on 142 acres in Ottawa, Ill., Heritage Harbor is waiting just 90 minutes from Chicago. Boasting a 450-slip marina, community pools (a new pool in the Cottages at Heron's Landing neighborhood is under construction and will be ready by Memorial Day), restaurants and tiki bars, Heritage Harbor offers what Tammy Barry, director of sales and marketing, believes is the ideal vacation or retirement home for baby boomers and investing millennials. Plus, the waterfront Ottawa community is developing a home for nearly every price point. "We kind of went into it because the people from the Chicago and - it's very limited to the locations within an hour drive to either go for the weekend, or retire and remain close to family," Barry said. One of the biggest perks, according to Barry, is the proximity with which Heritage Harbor sits in relation to Chicago. With instant access to the Illinois River, the community is also parallel to bike path, and there is hiking at Starved Roc...