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Apartment Style 101: Refresh and Revitalize with Greenery

Posted On: Friday, March 17th, 2017

greenery2Whether you’re decorating a space for the first time or wanting to start the spring off with fresh décor, CTBest has taken the guesswork out of styling your apartment for you. Our apartments offer close proximity to bustling downtowns and a certain irreplaceable cozy charm. It’s important to create a space that is comfortable yet highlights your personality, and that’s what CTBest Apartment Style 101 is here to help you do.

Named the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization. While painting the walls may be a problem, this cheery shade of green can be found in décor, furnishings and fashion. To add to the Greenery effect, another trend set to take off happens to be climbing plants. Here are a few ideas we’ve gathered to help incorporate the Color of the Year into your home: (more…)

Spring Break in Connecticut

Posted On: Monday, March 13th, 2017

spring breakThe signs of spring may be minimal, but there are still tiny bright blossoms spotting the ground and peeking around trees, giving an indication that the perfect season is near. Being a full-time college student can be stressful, especially in the winter months when the semester seems like it will never end. When there is a week provided to escape the rough realities of life, experts encourage students to take it! Spring break is a time to get out of the same daily routines; let this be the year you also make changes to your spring vacations and take the roads less traveled.

There is no need to travel far to have a good time and make lasting memories on your much-needed spring break. There are plenty of exciting adventures to be taken within driving distance of your CTBest apartment. Taking in the local sights from surrounding cities and beach towns, as well as touring your new hometown, are all ways to relax and rejuvenate without spending a ton of money. Connecticut has both the shoreline and the countryside for popular spring break alternatives right in your backyard. (more…)

Top 10 Hottest Jobs for College Graduates

Posted On: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

job after collegeColleges and universities across the nation are entering the months of preparation for spring graduation. For seniors who received a job offer during their internships, this can be an exciting time. But for those seniors in their last semester without a post-graduation plan, this could be a few panic-driven months.

If you’re graduating from college in just a few short months with no employment plan in site, the career experts at Zippia have found the 10 best jobs for recent college graduates in Connecticut, in hopes of helping students finding a job in a desired field. These findings were based on job availability, location, salary, growth and work-life balance: (more…)

HuskyTHON’s 18-Hour Dance Marathon to Help Kids

Posted On: Friday, February 17th, 2017

HuskyThonRepresenting a variety of organizations across the UConn campus, thousands of students will gather in Hugh S. Greer Field House at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 for an 18-hour weekend-long dance marathon. All year, students have joined teams and organized fundraisers to help raise money for the children and families at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. This marathon serves as the apex for the year’s worth of student-run fundraisers by HuskyTHON.

Students have the option to become a dancer, morale captain, or volunteer for the event. For the people who can’t constantly dance through the night, a “Morale Corner” is set up where the morale captains will be teaching a dance to exhausted students and trying to keep them energized throughout the night. The morale captains will take the floor and dance to a number of hit songs at the top of every hour throughout the event. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Fun For All Your Loved Ones

Posted On: Monday, February 13th, 2017

HeartsIt doesn’t matter who you choose to express your love to on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s your significant other, kids, parents, or even yourself, CTBest has found that Stamford, Norwalk and Branford are all packed with activities to help celebrate the holiday. With Valentine’s Day just a few short days away, time is running out to make reservations for that special event you had in mind. If you’re looking to stay close to home, here are a few ideas within the areas of our complexes.

Stamford offers plenty of love-inspired events for Valentine’s Day.  If a romantic dinner is what you’re looking for, you’ll be ecstatic to know that Groupon is offering tons of hot Valentine’s Day deals right now! Many restaurants in Stamford, such as Barcelona, create amazing ambiance and settings around the restaurant for the holiday. For the romantic wanting to treat their special someone to a treat, The Fez will have a four-course pre-fixed menu, live music and chance to win a dinner-for-two giveaway. After spending a wonderful day together, come into Capital Grille, where complimentary champagne and strawberries will be served on Valentine’s Day. (more…)

Ways to Avoid Sickness in College

Posted On: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

avoid sicknessNot only is it a sad day when winter break comes to an end, but going back to class this time of year also means you’re constantly surrounded by people who are sneezing, coughing and looking like they need immediate medical attention. Whether it’s your roommate, at the gym or in the dining hall, germs are in full effect this time of year. Here are some smart ways to protect yourself wherever you are: (more…)

Why the Millennial Generation Chooses CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

rentalsResearchers define the millennial generation as anyone born between 1978 and the late 90s. The bulk of this generation has graduated college, while the rest are just finishing up. No matter what the situation, millennials feel economically challenged with student loan debt and/or the fact that their bills are higher than their pay. At CTBest Apartments, we know that the cost of living doubled with desire to live life to its fullest is a struggle for many young people in today’s society.

Due to the ever-changing job market and the ability to move geographical locations, millennials are turning more toward renting than owning. They are looking for affordable apartments with functional layouts and simple amenities. A variety of open floor plans such as studios and up to three bedroom apartments are available from CTBest. Listed below are amenities that CTBest offers in different complexes that appeal to the millennial generation: (more…)

Welcome to the Magical World of Harry Potter—at Yale

Posted On: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Yale vs HogwartsIn 1998, J.K. Rowling released her infamous book series, Harry Potter, which took millions of kids’ imaginations by storm. Who knew 18 years later, those eager children who longed to be a graduate of Hogwarts could attend a university that is the closest real-life school to Hogwarts that one can get.  Like Harry Potter, lucky high school seniors are summoned from their former life with an acceptance letter to an Ivy League school. Here are some uncanny ways in which Yale resembles Hogwarts: (more…)

Winter in the City – Why it’s Refreshing!

Posted On: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Winter in the cityStepping outside in the frigid Connecticut air, it may be difficult to remember why winter in the city is something to be thankful for. Besides being ready with all sorts of ice and snow activities, the chilled atmosphere is much more enjoyable for many than a hot, humid and sticky summer day in the crowded streets of downtown. Get to know your surrounding cities when the air is crisp and the twinkling lights create a relaxing, magical feel.

City life comes with distinct odors. While there are fresh flower aromas and whiffs of delicious food on every corner, there are also scents of less appealing matter. In the city, subway platforms can get over 90 degrees in the summer and to beat it all, there is no breeze! With winter in full swing, everyone is a little more insulated in their thick coats and solid boots. Instead of letting the cold temperatures overwhelm you, be thankful that you are saved from the not-so-friendly odors of a big, busy city. (more…)

4 Tips on Surviving as Roommates

Posted On: Thursday, December 1st, 2016

roommatesLiving with other people is hard. Whether you know them or you’re complete strangers, other people’s habits are always different from yours. Many common roommate problems arise because they don’t let each other know their preferences when it comes to certain aspects of apartment living. Whether you differ on being night owls or early risers, how to load the dishwasher or how clean common space should be, it is an adjustment to live with someone else. To help you get to know your roommate better and learn how to communicate more effectively, we’ve compiled these four tips:

  • Create a survey or questionnaire for move-in day. The day you move into your apartment is hectic and time-consuming. You may or may not have time to talk with your roommate throughout the process, but at the end of the day, there will probably be time for some communication. Prior to moving in, create a short survey or questionnaire with questions such as, “what do you do on the weekends,” “do you smoke or drink,”  “what’s your sleep schedule like,” and “how often do you clean?”  These simple questions can help resolve issues before they even arise. Learn as much as you can about your roommate so communication becomes easier and more effective down the road. (more…)