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Apartment Style 101: Refresh and Revitalize with Greenery

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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…)

Taste Your Way Around Stamford

Posted On: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Rest. WeekWhether you’re brand new to the Stamford area or if you’ve lived here for years, there are still certain restaurants and dishes you have yet to indulge on. With Stamford’s Winter Restaurant Week starting February 17, there is no better time to come in, warm up and take advantage of the delicious deals and meals you’ve been missing!

For two weeks, over 20 restaurants around downtown Stamford will be offering prix fixe lunches and dinners to accommodate various tastes and budgets. Lunch prices range from $10.17 to $20.17, and dinner ranges from $15.17 to $35.17. Although all menus have not been released, we have a list complied of the price points and restaurants that are participating: (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…)

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…)

Weekend Getaway to Cure the Winter Blues

Posted On: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

FlushingThe cold weather can wreck havoc on our desire to go outdoors. While the snow is inviting, sometimes you just need a break. That’s the perfect time to take a small weekend trip. Downtown Flushing in New York is the perfect getaway for students looking to explore different cultures or embrace their own ethnic background. Flushing is just over 30 miles and about an hour drive, or ride, from Stamford. Best known for its restaurants, bakeries, Asian specialty stores and proximity to major attractions in Queens, downtown Flushing is the perfect weekend getaway.

Downtown Flushing is a large commercial and retail area and is the fourth largest central business district in New York City. While the neighborhood has the feel of an Asian city, there are still numerous ethnic groups that reside there. Many locals describe the city as being a place where they’re able to enjoy the foods of their childhood, but also the freedoms of America. Main Street features Candy Shop USA where wasabi pistachios are sold and a new Bodai vegetarian restaurant that offers a variety of vegan meats from chicken to jellyfish. New World Mall is one of the main attractions within the area and is the largest indoor Asian mall on the east coast. On the upper level of the mall, shoppers will find stores selling groceries, cosmetics, clothing and electronics. On the ground floor, a huge food court is set up where food from all over the world can be found. There are vendors that serve stir-fries, soups, dumplings, bubble teas, hand-pulled noodles and a large variety of fish. (more…)