The Neighborhood
Oakbrook Center Mall
Chicago's most prestigious outdoor shopping destination Oakbrook Center Mall, Located just 3 minutes from The BlueStem, Oakbrook Center is one of the most prestigious and striking outdoor shopping destinations in the Chicago area. In fact, it's the largest open-air premier shopping center in the country! Always on the cutting edge of fashion, Oakbrook Center was voted the #1 shopping destination by Illinois shoppers. And no wonder. With six major department stores and over 160 upscale shops and restaurants – set amidst lush gardens and flowing fountains – it's a spectacular outdoor shopping experience.
Fresh Meadows Golf Course

Golf Digest Best Places To Play 2008/2009. Fresh Meadow Golf Club located adjacent to the BlueStem is an 18-Hole Championship layout. The course is Parkland in style with water in play on four holes. There are 34 greenside bunkers. The greens are push-up style, fairly large and sloped.

The club has an outdoor pavillion tent (Mid-May to Mid-October) that can host banquets up to 165 people. There is also a snack bar that holds 60 people for smaller groups or for food and drinks after the round.

Heated, lighted Golf Learning Center that is open year round is walk-able distance from the BlueStem. There are three seasonal practice bunkers and chipping greens and a large practice putting green.

We also offer lessons and lesson packages and a new Player Development Program (PDP) through our Fresh Meadow Golf Learning Center.

Elmhurst Memorial Center for Health:

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare 3 minutes from The BlueStem broke ground on its new, fully integrated 50-acre Healthcare campus in May 2008. The new Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare is the forefront of patient-empowering health trends. This make it easier for residents to go from physician visits to diagnostic testing to inpatient or outpatient care.

The campus also features a retail complex that makes it easier to pick up prescriptions, do a little shopping for mom and baby, and to spend some time relaxing with friends and family.

Westchester Area:

The BlueStem is geographically located in Westchester Area while it has Hillside address. Beautiful Westchester, that's what its called. Great for families, both young and old, with the infrastructure and community to make it not only a great place to live, but a solid place to do business, now and in the future!

Westchester is located right in the heart of Chicagoland, with access to all of the major expressways. So, whether you are heading into the city or out to the suburbs, from Westchester, you are practically five minutes from anywhere! You can take advantage of world class shopping, the finest restaurants, and "Big Shoulders" international business.

Therefore, come to Westchester! enjoy parks and forest preserves; worship in churches and get a quality education

Salt Creek Bicycle Trail

2 minutes from The BlueStem is the Salt Creek Bicycle Trail is a class I bicycle trail. The trail starts in Bemis Woods South and continues east 6.6 miles to Brookfield Woods, directly across from the Brookfield Zoo.

The Salt Creek Trail follows the banks of Salt Creek, offering bicycleriders a variety of ways to enjoy the Forest Preserve. Pack your bicycle and a picnic lunch in your car and drive to Bemis Woods South. Then park your car and pedal your way east to Brezina Woods for a quiet picnic.

Brookfield Zoo
3 Minutes from the BlueStem is the magnificent and famous Brookfield Zoo. Enjoy the year round with your favorite animals and meet the keepers who care for the magnificent creatures at Brookfield Zoo. This Zoo is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, featuring over 2,000 animals.