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Explore What’s Hiding in the Trees at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Posted On: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This month, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center invites YOU and your family to discover a different kind of “home” and get an up-close-and-personal look at the animals that live in… trees! From tiny crawling creatures to birds and mammals, this interactive exhibition encourages learning while providing plenty of family fun in downtown Stamford.

The exhibit will be open until Sept. 1, showcasing two interactive indoor tree houses and a scavenger hunt where children can act as investigators by following clues to spot animals in their natural habitats. For a closer look, your tiny scientist can even “climb” into the Crow’s Nest! Additional features of this exhibit include touch screen games and discovery drawers that demonstrate how loggers turn timber into items we use in our everyday lives. Finally, children can design their very own tree houses using wooden building toys and take them home as souvenirs from their memorable visit to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. (more…)

Celebrate the New School Year and Enter CTBestApts’ Backpack Giveaway

Posted On: Monday, August 18th, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Tax-free week is finally upon us and many students and parents are gearing up for the new school year ahead. To help offset the added costs of purchasing new school supplies, CTBestApts is excited to be giving away a backpack filled with many school essentials later this month.

To enter the back-to-school backpack contest, residents of the apartment rentals in Stamford, Norwalk, Hamden and Branford are invited to submit their entries by sending a private message to CTBestApts on Facebook that includes their name, building, and apartment number, along with the age and grade of their student. You can also stop by any of our leasing offices to enter in person. The deadline for participation is Tuesday, Aug. 26, and a winner will be announced on the CTBestApts Facebook page on Wednesday, Aug. 27. (more…)

Enjoy Scrumptious Dining at Stamford Restaurant Weeks: August 18-September 1

Posted On: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

stamford restaurant week 2014Foodies along the Connecticut shoreline have their forks and taste buds ready for a wow-worthy dining experience at one of the 30 eateries participating in this year’s Restaurant Weeks in Stamford. Mouths are already watering in anticipation of this exciting food extravaganza, featuring two weeks’ worth of special multi-course menus and amazing dining deals, beginning this Sunday, August 18 through Monday, September 1. (more…)

UCONN Students Invited to Meet and Greet Event This Friday

Posted On: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

UCONN near Stamford ApartmentsAs a student, meeting the neighbors in your apartment community and making new connections is an important part of the college experience! CTBestApts is excited to be hosting a meet and greet session for our student residents of the University of Connecticut this Friday, Aug. 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of our Morgan Manor apartment community in Stamford.

Aside from having an opportunity to get acquainted with your new classmates and neighbors from Morgan Manor, Hoyt Bedford, The Townhouse Apartments (65 and 77 Prospect Street), you can also look forward to enjoying delicious appetizers and beverages with your fellow Huskies. With fall semester just around the corner, now is a great time to meet new friends, exchange phone numbers and email addresses, and make fun plans to explore the city! (more…)

Explore the CT Beer Trail near Stamford Apartments

Posted On: Friday, August 8th, 2014

Are you a fan of exploring new and local craft beers? Did you know that there are tons of local breweries, just minutes from your Connecticut apartment? Whether you prefer an IPA or Belgium White, you can find a tasty selection along the CT Beer Trail.

Featuring a comprehensive list of local favorites, the CT Beer Trail includes several breweries and restaurants located in and around Stamford including:

The Ginger Man: With locations in Norwalk and Greenwich, Connecticut, The Ginger Man’s beer list features 56 draughts, more than 80 bottles and weekly specials. From classics to craft brews both local and around the world, The Ginger Man is THE place to try something new or enjoy a pour of your favorite beer. The Greenwich location is approximately 10 minutes from Stamford apartments, while the Norwalk location is just a few minutes from apartments at Morningside Gardens. (more…)

Enjoy Fresh, Farm-to-Table Food from SOHA Market

Posted On: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

SoHa marketThe South Hamden Farmers Market is in full swing! If you’re a resident of one of our apartment rentals in Seramonte and haven’t yet been, this year’s market offers unique shopping experiences with a diverse range of products from more than 25 vendors every Monday from now until October.

Not only does the SOHA Market offer delicious, locally grown produce and fresh baked goods, but also includes cheeses, jams and jellies, hand crafted items and jewelry and live music! For parents, Hamden Youth Services will be at the market with FREE arts and crafts for children and Experience Corps will be providing children’s books for little readers to add to their at-home collections. (more…)

Top Reasons to Rent an Apartment Instead of Buy in Branford

Posted On: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Branford Condominiums at MontoyaLooking to find a place of your own along the Connecticut shoreline, but not ready to go through with the long-term commitment and financial investment or purchasing a home? When considering homeownership, it’s important to remember that not only are you adding a mortgage payment to your monthly bills, but you will also be shouldering the responsibility of regular maintenance and costly repairs. If this is more of a responsibility than you can or want to commit to, then you should consider the benefits of renting an apartment or condominium in Branford’s beautiful Montoya community. (more…)

Visit the Stamford Museum and Nature Center Farm Market

Posted On: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

SMNC Farm Market near Stamford ApartmentsThe Stamford Museum and Nature Center is bringing back the Farm Market this summer.. Hosted on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meadow from now until October 5, the Farm Market is THE place to pick up fresh ingredients for your next culinary masterpiece.

Aside from items like fresh eggs, maple syrup and yarn from SM&NC’s own Heckscher Farm, the market will include fresh produce, flowers, fruit, herbs, clams and chowder, breads, cheese and organic meats from a wide variety of local producers. In addition to strolling through the market to view the fresh selection of delicious items, visitors can also look forward to fun activities for families being led each Sunday by one of the museum’s environmental educators. (more…)

Connecticut College Spotlight: Yale University

Posted On: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Hamden Apartments near Yale UniversityLocated in downtown New Haven, Connecticut, the prestigious Yale University has historic roots dating back to 1701, making it the third-oldest institution for higher education in the United States. With a campus that is central to the downtown area, Yale offers breathtaking architecture, a plethora of history and stunning scenery, including the flourishing courtyard located in the center of its 12 colleges. Students, city residents and visitors from across the nation and around the world are welcomed to Yale year-round to enjoy strolling through the grounds and soaking in the literature and art of its many museums and galleries.

If you’re new to the New Haven area or are looking for a unique tour or experience, visiting Yale University must be at the top of your to-do list! Here are a few experiences you won’t want to miss! (more…)

Enjoy the Perks of Pet-Friendly Apartments in Connecticut

Posted On: Friday, July 25th, 2014

Pet Friendly Connecticut ApartmentsWhile there are many apartment communities along the Connecticut shoreline that might roll out the red carpet for you to sign a leasing contract, often times, Fido the dog or your feline friends are not given the royal treatment…or even allowed to make the move with you! Not offering apartments that are pet-friendly can be a major deal breaker for animal lovers who consider their pets to be a part of the family.  Never fear! The apartment communities of Hoyt Bedford, Morgan Manor, The Townhouse, Morningside Gardens, Montoya and Seramonte are all pet-friendly.

Let’s face it. It’s one thing to have an apartment community that approves of your pet, but it’s quite another to have greenspace that both owner and animal can enjoy together. Beautifully landscaped grounds to go for a walk, jog or enjoy playtime with your pet outdoors are a big bonus. (more…)