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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…)

CTBest Stamford Apartments Ready for Move-In After Renovation

Posted On: Monday, July 17th, 2017

Newly remodeled, our Townhouse community has been transformed into 77 & 65 Prospect Street Apartments! Be the first to live in these wonderfully restored spaces, perfect for students in the Stamford area. With major renovations, both of these communities are more resident-friendly than ever. Some of our units feature redesigned kitchen layouts with all-new stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms have undergone a modernization, as well. Both buildings will feature new wallpaper in common areas and hallways, and both lobbies will be completely updated with a new seating area at 65 Prospect Street.

At these locations, we offer spaces from studio floor plans up to three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. These high-rises feature hardwood floors or wall-to-wall carpeting, granite countertops, in-home washer and dryer sets, opportunities for decks or terraces, access to the fitness center and more. Nine-foot ceilings give the resident plenty of space without feeling cramped, and closets are spacious and accommodating. (more…)

Ways to Spend Summer Days Near UCONN

Posted On: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Living in a college town makes for busy days and nights during the regular school year. But during the summer, with slower schedules for students and great weather, students and area residents like to spend the summer exploring the town they might not get to enjoy when carrying a full class load.

Our Stamford apartments, 77 & 65 Prospect Street, Morgan Manor and Hoyt Bedford put our residents in the middle of all the summer action. In addition to the great amenities at each of our properties, we encourage you to check out what Stamford has going on this summer. (more…)

Joining a Club to Get Involved

Posted On: Monday, July 10th, 2017

Join a ClubLiving in a college town has distinct perks, like having access to public transportation, great libraries and other off-campus events. Our residents who are students at the nearby colleges have additional access to a wide array of clubs and organizations that enhance their studies, social lives and feeling of community involvement.

Joining groups of like-minded people, no matter the affinity has big benefits. New students learning to live away from home can make fast friends by hooking up with people who share interests. Participating outside the classroom can also reveal areas of interest previously unexplored. Additionally, they provide a network of people who can become social, academic or professional support systems. Because Stamford is such a thriving community, on-campus clubs aren’t the only game in town, either. (more…)

Celebrate the Fourth with Your CTBest Neighbors

Posted On: Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Happy 4th of JulyThe mercury is rising and the colors of Old Glory wave all across Connecticut, where it can seem especially fun to celebrate independence with reminders of history all around us. Residents of our properties have access to a smorgasbord of Fourth of July in walking distance or short drives from home. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the ways to mark the occasion with your neighbors.

Stamford will host a free fireworks show on Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m. in Cummings Park. Entertainment begins at 6:00 pm and the fireworks will start after dark. Bring a picnic and a blanket, find your spot and enjoy a relaxing summer evening. Guests are reminded that parking restrictions will be in place, and that traffic after the show may be congested. Cummings Park makes a scenic spot for a picnic and fireworks display. Enjoy fishing, swimming or boating and then cuddle up to watch the rockets red glare bursting over Long Island Sound. (more…)

How to Save on Utilities in the Summer Heat

Posted On: Thursday, June 15th, 2017

During the summer, people flock to Connecticut for its beauty and unique activities. As different as the residents and their lifestyles may be, they all have common goal in the summer: how to beat the heat without breaking the budget. Take a look at these tips to save energy and money this summer:

Unplug devices — This issue is one that is easy to fix, but it is usually not thought about. There is a common misconception that if the device is off, it is not using electricity, but devices like televisions can often use electricity even when not in use. A good indication of a device that uses electricity when powered off is anything with a clock or light. In order to fix this problem, using an energy-efficient power strip can help. (more…)

Memorial Day Celebrations Near CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Our downtown Stamford apartments are ready for Memorial Day

Memorial Day was set aside to remember those who gave their lives in active military service. Families often gather in town squares and along parade routes to celebrate. The long weekend also gives us an extra day to kick off the long, lazy days of summer. Our residents in each of our communities are fortunate enough to live near some of the best Memorial Day activities in the country, and lots of them are within walking distance. (more…)

Finding a New Home for Four-Legged Family Members

Posted On: Friday, May 19th, 2017

When it’s time to look for a new apartment, it’s important to consider every member of the family before signing that lease. Whether the much-loved family pet will be making the move with the family or renters plan to adopt an animal once settled, do research ahead of time to make sure this pet is allowed in the new digs. We have a few questions to ask and some thoughts to consider when deciding to rent a pet-friendly space. (more…)

Mother’s Day Around Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, May 11th, 2017

When the month of May comes around, many residents think of budding flowers and the end of the school year, but let’s not forget about celebrating the most important women in our lives. If there’s anyone in the world who deserves a day to be catered to, it’s Mom! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 and we’ve gathered some popular destinations for some quality family time.

Stamford

  • May 12, 3:30-7 p.m.: Dinosaur Zoo Live will be at The Palace Theatre. This breathtaking tour will allow the entire family to observe, meet and interact with life-like dinosaurs from pre- historic Australia. Purchase tickets here.
  • May 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Dads, this is a perfect opportunity to have your children make Mom something unique and special! Sam Bridge Nursery in Greenwich will hold a Mother’s Day Basket Making for kid’s event where each child will be able to plant a basket to bring home to mom.
  • May 14, times vary: The Italian Center celebrates Mother’s Day with a delicious all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, complete with an omelet station, Venetian dessert bar, complimentary mimosas and bloody Marys. While Mom relaxes, children can enjoy a full schedule of activities.
  • May 14, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.: The Fez will offer a Mother’s Day brunch with special pricing for children’s meals and a bottomless bloody Mary and mimosa bar. (more…)

Celebrate Easter in an Egg-Cellent Way

Posted On: Monday, April 10th, 2017

easter partyNothing suggests the coming of spring quite like an Easter party. With warmer weather and longer days, people of all ages are ready let their Easter colors shine and spend some time outdoors. Since Easter egg hunts are over fairly quickly, we thought it was a good idea to plan additional entertainment for your little ones. Our residents at CTBest are invited to join us for a kids Easter craft party on Friday, April 14, from 5:15 p.m. until 7 p.m., at our Morgan Manor Community Room. These craft stations will allow for tons of unique decorations that will look perfect on your refrigerator.

Start your Easter activities without leaving your community and give your kids a time to remember! It’s a perfect time for kids to get a little crafty, and as long as the kids are accompanied by an adult, we’ll have plenty of egg-speriments to engage in. In addition to our wonderful craft party, there are also more Easter happenings throughout the community. (more…)