I love Ottawa so much. I have lived here for 7 years and I still can not get over the home town feeling. The community is so great along with the school system. It is such a fun little town. Ottawa has been a great place to raise my two daughters.
The scenery in Ottawa is amazing! I love to visit the Illinois River and watch the wild life that inhabits there. It is truly remarkable! Ottawa is close by to so many state parks. They are so much fun to go hiking in the early morning, when the sun has just come up.
There isn't really a nightlife in Ottawa. However, there is a downtown with some new restaurants and shops. I love to go down there on Saturday afternoons and shop around.Downtown during the winter has ice sculptures all over. They fill the park with lights. It really is a beautiful sight to see. I really enjoy living in Ottawa,IL.