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Tips for Decorating Your CTBest Apartment for the Holidays

Posted On: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

CTBest apartment Christmas decorThe holiday season has finally arrived! Amid studying for finals, picking gifts for family,  and closing in on the end of the year, decorating the apartment for the holidays may be out of mind. But a busy schedule doesn’t need to keep the merriment from your apartment! Here are a few easy, quick ideas for adding some festivity to your CTBest apartment.


One of the most memorable parts of the holiday season is the smells! Candles that are scented with cinnamon, cider, pumpkin pie, that balsam Christmas tree smell and more are great ways to add holiday spirit to your space. Head to the closest store and pick up a candle that reminds you of the holiday season. The best part about these is they smell amazing, are low-maintenance and require almost none of your precious time. (more…)

311 Unit at 77 & 65 Prospect Street

Posted On: Monday, November 27th, 2017

311 UnitAnyone who wants a maximized apartment living experience will find it at the 311 Unit duplex offered by CTBest Apartments at its 77 & 65 Prospect Street community in downtown Stamford.

The 311 Unit is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex with nine-foot ceilings, two levels and 1,720 square feet of expansive apartment living space. Featuring hardwood floors, the first level includes a large great room with a gas fireplace for plenty of entertaining and relaxing space. The modern kitchen showcases granite countertops and all common kitchen appliances. Additionally, the first level has a convenient powder room. (more…)

Benefits of UCONN’s Winter Session

Posted On: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Winter sessionPlanning out a course schedule is difficult enough, so if you are struggling to get to your upper division courses at the pace you want or if you want to stay on track to graduate, UCONN’s three-week winter session is the right choice for you. Here are a few benefits of enrolling in the winter session that lasts from December 26 to January 12. (more…)

Hosting a Friendsgiving in Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

FriendsgivingWhile in college, many students don’t have the privilege of going home for the holidays whether it’s due to distance or finances. The Thanksgiving season is about being with family, and if you’re basically living at college, your classmates, neighbors and friends basically fall into that category. They’re the ones who help get you through the good and bad times, and you’re thankful for them every day. Before everyone parts their own way for the holiday, why not host a Friendsgiving to toast to old and new friendships!  Here are some tips to hosting the best friendsgiving ever:

Plan the meal

The host provides the turkey, gravy, ice and water, the rest of the meal planning is entirely up to you. Friendsgiving was made for potluck, so assign people a general category like potatoes, dessert, side items and casseroles. Know your audience and what kind of foods they want and if anyone has food allergies. (more…)

Kick off the 2017 Holiday Season at the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular

Posted On: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

ParadePresented by the Stamford Advocate and Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the 2017 Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular is coming up soon on Sunday, November 19 and will showcase some of Connecticut’s best marching bands, performers and, of course, everyone’s favorite balloon characters!

Join your family and friends and kick off the holiday season the Sunday before Thanksgiving. One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country and the biggest family-friendly party in the region on November 19, the parade starts at noon in downtown Stamford. To find out what route the parade is taking, where you can park and where you can get a great view of the parade, click here. (more…)

Stamford Named One of the Happiest Places to Live

Posted On: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Cherry Blossom Trees in StamfordWhat makes a city a happy place to live? According to new research published by National Geographic, people are living their best lives right here in Stamford! In recent studies, Stamford was revealed as the 8th happiest place to live in the United States based on endless cultural experiences, economic growth and opportunities to succeed in every aspect of life.

The beautiful autumn months may be breathtaking around Stamford this time of year, but it’s the rich history, low crime rates and variety of amenities that truly make the culture fresh and riveting. There are events throughout the year, whether its music, live theater venues, arts, nightlife, parks or the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. (more…)

To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question

Posted On: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

rent vs buyYour college years and the years right after are full of changes—new friends, new jobs, new habits, new classes, even new places! While you’re juggling all the stress of schoolwork, a job, having a social life and not getting enough sleep, the last thing you should have to worry about is where to live. The team members at CTBest are huge fans of renting and have a few reasons for students and graduates why it’s best to rent instead of buy during these formative years. (more…)

How to Make Pumpkin-Flavored Treats for Fall

Posted On: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

pumpkinHomemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you want to adjust the amount of sugar in a PSL, don’t want to drive all the way to Starbucks every time you want one or just want to save money, then this recipe is for you. This pumpkin spice latte also has real pumpkin in it!

You’ll need pumpkin puree (the kind that comes in a can), pumpkin pie spices, black pepper, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, whatever kind of milk you like, strong coffee and whipped cream.

And voila, you can make your own pumpkin spice lattes all year long. Read the instructions here. (more…)

Warming Up Your Space with Fall Colors

Posted On: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

leavesThe temperatures are cooling off but the chilly weather outside doesn’t mean your apartment has to feel cold. Here is a list of some of the best colors to decorate your CTBest apartment with this fall, and to really let your creativity out to play.

Any of these colors can be added to your apartment, where painting is often not allowed. Use throw pillows, blankets, seat cushions, artwork, pieces of furniture, plants, vases, lamps, fall leaves, flowers, rugs, curtains, dishware, placemats and more to add dimension and life to your space. (more…)

Join Neighbors and Friends at CTBest’s Halloween Party in Stamford

Posted On: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Halloween at Morgan ManorResidents of CTBest Apartments in Stamford, you won’t want to miss our “Spooky Kids Halloween Craft Party” to kick off this year’s Halloween festivities! Join us on Friday, October 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a frightfully good time, where families and friends will gather in the Morgan Manor community room for kid-friendly celebrations.

Residents and friends of CTBest residents are welcome to join the party. Put on your favorite Halloween costume and join us for some delicious treats, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, and ghosts, goblins and ghouls – oh my! The party will be held at Morgan Manor’s community room, located at 95 Morgan Street in Stamford. If you are not a resident of Morgan Manor, look for the balloons on the pedestrian gate to find the party location. (more…)