The Galena Territory

https://www.realtor.com/The Galena Territory is a semi-private, residential, recreational, and resort community located in the northwest corner of the State of Illinois, near the historic city of Galena. Designed to maximize the rugged terrain of the surrounding area, The Galena Territory's 6,800 acres boast spectacular vistas, valleys, prairies, and woodlands, and harbor rare plant and bird species found nowhere else in Illinois. With a commitment to protecting and preserving this natural environment, The Galena Territory was designated a Community Wildlife Habitat™ by the National Wildlife Federation in 2010.

Property owners in the low-density planned residential community collectively own 1,900 acres of recreational amenities in addition to their own properties. These include 24 miles of walking/hiking trails, Lake Galena for boating and outstanding fishing, a marina complex, an equestrian center, and a state-of-the-art pool/recreation complex. Property owners also can enjoy 63 holes of championship golf and award-winning restaurants at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, located right in their own backyards. The resort is open to the general public and offers special discounts to property owners in The Galena Territory.

Fiber internet
Installation of fast, reliable, and secure wireless internet continues in The Galena Territory! Sand Prairie, a division of Jo-Carroll Energy, currently offers fiber internet packages with speeds of up to 250 megabits per second. For example, it would take just 40 seconds to download 100 photos with the fastest fiber package. Visit connectsp.com to see the progress of bringing fiber internet to all of The Territory!

Before you invest

The Galena Territory Association is governed by four controlling documents which make the community a safe and enjoyable place to live or visit. These documents include:
  1. The General Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions which are part of every member's property deed, including the Supplemental Declarations for each subdivision. Declarations can be modified every ten years by vote of the membership.
  2. The Association's Bylaws which can be changed annually by vote of the membership.
  3. The Architectural Review Guidelines expand upon the architectural standards established in the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.
  4. The Association's Rules and Regulations which can be changed at the discretion of the Board of Directors.   
The combination of these documents have been established to promote reasonable order as well as maintain reasonable use of the common properties, also known as amenities. The documents are intended to help members understand the goals of The Galena Territory and to promote The Galena Territory as a private residential and recreational community. 

It is hoped that these governing documents are accepted in a spirit of common sense and reason, together with the respect for one's neighbors and their property as the primary requisites to make The Galena Territory an enjoyable place to live and play.

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Printed copies are available upon request.

Each multi-family association has its own governing documents.
Thinking about renting your property?
There are many things to consider if you are thinking about renting a property in Jo Daviess County. Certain licenses and approvals are required depending on how you plan to rent your house. You must receive a Guest Accommodations (rental) license from the Planning & Development Department. Please visit jodaviess.org for more information.

Multi-Family Living in The Galena Territory

You may not be interested in investing in a free-standing home. You might be looking for a townhome or condominium. We have several communities of multi-family living associations. Here is information you may need in making your decision.

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