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You’ll Know Us by Heart.

Experience the inviting hometown spirit that thrives at Pleasant View, the one and only, small but quite mighty retirement community in Ottawa, Illinois. The first thing you’ll notice are our freestanding, single family homes featuring a garage that all face a gorgeous, rural park and a lot of space to roam. Residents get the best of both worlds: Privacy and community connection. Your dog (and cat) are invited, too!

For generations, friends and family have lived and worked together here, sharing a life of integrity and independence surrounded by glorious natural beauty. Best of all, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with having a full continuum of care that’s rooted in honest Midwestern values at the core of our community culture.

Pleasant View is perfect for independent spirits who enjoy convenient living that feels like an extension of your Ottawa neighborhood. From healthy, wholesome dining to a rich array of interesting activities, Pleasant View residents agree they wish they’d have moved sooner. Whether you’re socializing with friends, attending exclusive events and cultural outings or rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit through our wellness programs, each day is filled with endless possibilities.

You’re Invited to These Complimentary Pleasant View Events.

Traveling Solo Seminar

Thursday, July 11 • 11:00 a.m.

Meet up and discuss the best techniques to form custom itineraries.

Estate Planning for Procrastinators Webinar

Tuesday, July 16 • 10:00 a.m.

Join us conveniently over Zoom to hear from financial experts. It’s never too late to get answers and start planning ahead!

Midsummer Night’s (Day)Dream Party

Monday, July 22 • 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate summer “Bard Style” with fairy-inspired libations and garden delights. Sip a drink and listen to music and tour our gardens in full bloom. Community tours will be available. RSVP at the community of your choice.

RSVP today for a tour or to attend one of our complimentary events.

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Pleasant View Amenities and Services at a Glance.

Every aspect is meticulously curated to exceed your expectations. Whether it’s our unique villa homes with lush greenery and generous spaces or the array of onsite amenities we offer, our residents revel in maintenance-free luxury. We nurture the highest standards of retirement living with a plan for your future, offering spacious and comfortable accommodations, mindful amenities, engaging activities, tailored services and compassionate care to meet the needs of our community members at every stage of life. Pleasant View offers more than just a place to live — it’s a haven for realizing your dreams and experiencing true peace of mind.


  • Independent living in elegant, single-level one- to two-bedroom Villa homes featuring green lawns and private patios or porches, wide driveways, many with garages.
  • Assisted living offers pleasant one-bedroom apartment homes with modern kitchenettes and walk-in showers, individually controlled heating, air conditioning, basic cable and Wi-Fi.
  • Be the first to reserve! We are breaking ground on 24 a limited number of new villas coming by year-end.


  • Residential respite stays.
  • Short-term skilled rehabilitation in a luxury environment, private rooms.
  • Residential skilled nursing for long-term stays.


  • Delicious chef-prepared meals in our lovely dining venues.
  • Exclusive private dining room for special occasions and family gatherings.


  • Cozy Fireside Lounge for relaxing and socializing.
  • Compassionate assistance as needed and provided by dedicated staff.
  • Extensive enrichment activities, such as strength and balance exercises for fall prevention, Zumba, cardio drumming, stretching, tai chi, yoga and meditation.
  • Concierge services, including individual and scheduled transportation.
  • Maintenance-free living with weekly housekeeping, personal laundry and flat linen services.
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for socializing and relaxation.
  • Chapel, library, barber shop, beauty salon and post office — all on-site.
  • Expert care and support from licensed and certified nursing staff 24/7.
  • Personal emergency call system and response team 24/7.
  • Priority access to short-term rehab, memory care and skilled nursing services.
  • Comprehensive outpatient therapies are offered seven days a week.
  • Pet-friendly. Big dogs are welcome.

Lutheran Life Communities has been serving older adults and their families for more than 130 years. It is a legacy of always moving forward with intention, founded on the core value of our faith-based mission while being inclusive of people of all faiths, backgrounds and traditions. We enrich everyday experiences for residents, families and team members who believe life is better when lived together in the community.

Contact Pleasant View Today.

We are excited to meet you! Please call us at (815) 434-1130 , send an email to, or fill out the form.