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Five Move-in Tips to Help You Transition

Posted On: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Transitioning to adulthood is exciting and can present challenges, like living on your own for the first time. Even if you have roommates, apartment living provides a chance to spread your wings and plenty of opportunities to grow. . One of the first growth opportunities might happen on the day you move in to your new apartment. Here are some tips to make this change easier:

Bring a cart with wheels – A major key to success when moving into your new apartment is making the process as efficient as possible. A rolling cart takes strain off your body, and allows you to move more every trip to the van. You can rent these from moving companies, and some apartments provide these to new residents. A group of friends could pool resources to purchase one and use it for years to come. (more…)

Why Begin Your Apartment Hunt Now

Posted On: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Stamford DowntownWhether it’s your first year in college in a new town or you’re familiar with the area but want to upgrade apartments, it helps to know when you should start looking for the perfect place to call home. Most students begin looking in summer, for a multitude of reasons. However, taking financial situations and availability into consideration, the ending winter months that lead into spring may be the best time to begin your apartment hunt.

In Connecticut, spring can be brief depending on the year so typically March and April are still recognized as winter months. Living in a college town, the apartment and housing market will swell and diminish as students move in and out of town. If you’re looking for an apartment near campus in the months leading up to the beginning of the fall term, you’ll probably be out of luck. Once graduation comes around, heading into summer, there will be more choices and less competition. If you begin searching in the spring months, you’ll be more likely to get a sense of the area, community and apartment you want. Some apartment complexes do month-to-month leases, while others offer yearly leases. In May, many leases end, making it prime time to make your move. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Chinese New Year Events in Connecticut

Posted On: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Rooster. Happy new year 2017.The Chinese New Year, which takes place on January 28, 2017, is the most important traditional holiday in China. Whether you’re a Dragon, Pig or Snake, the Lunar New Year is a fun and exciting holiday for everyone. Each year, decorations are hung, reunion dinners are prepared and fireworks are launched in honor of more than 4,000 years of history.

According to Chinese astrology, the year of one’s birth sign is the unluckiest year in the 12-year cycle. In the year of your sign, fortune in all aspects of life will not be very good. The year 2017 begins the year of the Fire Rooster, meaning people classified as Roosters should take extra precautions this year. (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…)