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Pumpkin Patches near New Haven

Posted On: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

There’s sure to be the perfect pumpkin with your name on it at one of the many pumpkin patches near our luxury Connecticut apartments New Haven. Halloween is almost here, which means it’s time for trick-or-treating, scary movies, costume parties and carving pumpkins. Picking your own pumpkins and carving them into jack-o’-lanterns is one of the most time-honored Halloween traditions, and whether you like to make yours scary, silly or even paint them, there’s sure to be a pumpkin with your name on it at one of the many pumpkin patches near New Haven.

Every year, Jones Family Farm’s Pumpkinseed Hill turns into a beautiful fall scene of bright orange pumpkins and piles of autumn squash nestled amongst bales of hay and green vines. The farm also creates an exciting original theme each year for its fall-based amusement scene, where children can play and pose for family photos. For an extra fee, try the Pumpkin Experience Tour, where you can take a hay wagon ride to a private patch to pick your own pumpkins straight off the vine. (more…)

Decorating Ideas to Spice up Your Apartment this Fall

Posted On: Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Best fall design tips to spice up your luxury Connecticut apartment this seasonAs the seasons change, your apartment is probably screaming for a makeover. CTBest knows the importance of having a space you love coming home to, so we’ve gathered some decorating ideas to spice up your luxury Connecticut apartment this fall.

To get the feeling of fall as soon as you come home, decorate your front door. A decorative wreath can really set the tone for the rest of your apartment, and there are plenty of ready-to-hang options out there. Or, if you’re more into DIY, Pinterest is definitely the place to go to get all the inspiration you need.  Pumpkins are also a great way to add to your entry. (more…)

Celebrate Halloween with CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Tons of spooky fun planned this Halloween season in our luxury apartment communities in Stamford

As October quickly approaches, we’re getting ready for some Halloween fun here in Stamford.  And if you love to celebrate Halloween as much as we do, you will be sure to have a good time at these upcoming events! With all of the exciting activities we have planned, our communities of Hoyt Bedford, Morgan Manor and The Townhouse are definitely the places to be.

After last month’s successful meet and greet for our international students at Morgan Manor, we wanted to continue the tradition of fun events that bring all of our residents together. We’ll be inviting all of our University of Connecticut student residents out to have some Halloween fun and to get a break from all that hard studying. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to decorate your front door with some holiday décor such as a Halloween-themed wreath, pumpkins and all things spooky.

You won’t want to miss out on some of the amazing prizes we’ll be giving away either! (more…)

Hamden Restaurant Week 2015

Posted On: Monday, September 28th, 2015

From Sept. 28-Oct. 4, enjoy some of the best restaurants in Hamden at Hamden Restaurant Week 2015With so many amazing restaurants in the vibrant city of Hamden, it can be hard to settle on just one. But, with the 5th Annual Hamden Restaurant Week fast approaching, you won’t have to choose! Enjoy a week’s worth of some of the best food the area has to offer and perhaps find your favorite new restaurant while you’re at it.

From Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, restaurants all over town will be offering their favorite dishes at a fixed price. Three-course prix fixe menus will be priced at $12 for lunch and $24 for dinner, while other restaurants offer a buy one, get one option to sweeten the deal.  With so many great dining and price options, now is the perfect opportunity to grab a bite at lunchtime from the Indian fusion place you’ve been dying to try or surprise your special someone with dinner at that fancy wine bar down the road. (more…)

Waterfront Living at Morningside Gardens

Posted On: Friday, September 25th, 2015

Norwalk's luxury Connecticut apartments, Morningside Gardens, offers residents waterfront living and easy access to townNestled along the coast of Connecticut is Norwalk, an urban waterfront community that is home to a variety of vibrant parks, beaches, dining and entertainment options.  Morningside Gardens, CTBest’s premier apartment community in Norwalk, offers residents a taste of the seaside year round.

Just minutes away from Morningside Gardens is Matthews Park, Oyster Shell Park, Calf Pasture Beach and Heritage Park, where there is not only beautiful sights to be seen, but also a variety of events held throughout the year. In fact, Calf Pasture Beach is home to a well-loved annual summer music series and an upcoming “green” festival, where attendees can learn all about living well and sustainability. (more…)

Fall into County Fairs this Season

Posted On: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Pig Races at a County Fair in ConnecticutIt’s that time of year again; the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning colors and a time-honored tradition is once again gearing up to bring joy to thousands all over the state of Connecticut. At the many fairs and festivals happening throughout the month of September and early October, families take hayrides, browse rows of seasonal arts and crafts, dance to local live music and enjoy some amazing food. And if you can’t wait to get out there and see what festival season has to offer, there are many options within a quick 30-minute drive from our rentals in Hamden and Branford.

Sept. 24-27: The Durham Agricultural Fair
The Durham Agricultural Fair is Connecticut’s largest fair, and this year marks its 96th year of “good, clean, wholesome fun.” There will be livestock exhibitions, rides, a talent show, redneck games, a wine festival and some of the absolute best entertainment around. National headlining acts this year include Martina McBride, (more…)

Apple Picking Near Branford

Posted On: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Apple Picking farms and opportunities near Branford, Connecticut Fall is finally here, and what better way to ring in the season than with gathering a group of your friends and family, bundling up and heading out to pick some fresh, seasonal apples? Apple picking is the perfect fall activity, and Connecticut has plenty of places near Branford where you can take a bite out of the action.

Just a 10-minute drive from our Montoya Apartments is Rose Orchards, where apple picking is in peak season. This orchard has been family-owned and farmed since the 1600s, so you can bet that in addition to getting some delicious seasonal fruit, you’ll be a part of a long history in the making. A variety of other produce is available for purchase, such as homemade maple syrup (apple pancakes, anyone?), baked goods and old-fashioned custard sold at the on-site creamery. In addition to apple picking, Rose Orchards offers a variety of fall events that are sure to please the whole family, such as scenic wagon rides, hay and corn mazes and a pumpkin patch.  For more information on this family favorite, visit www.roseorchardsfarm.com. (more…)

Live Green Connecticut! Festival is Happening This Weekend in Norwalk

Posted On: Friday, September 18th, 2015

The 6th Annual Live Green! Connecticut Festival in Norwalk this weekend, September 19 and 20The 6th Annual Live Green Connecticut! Festival is happening this weekend. Come check out Connecticut’s largest healthy-living festival on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20. This event attracts more than 5,000 people and features more than 200 exhibits.

This family-friendly festival has something for everyone, with a Kids’ Zone, various speakers and special guests, a health and wellness section, and live music – and admission is FREE.  This year’s festival includes a special transportation exhibit with the newest cool cars. You can bring your friends, you can bring your family, and you can even bring your dog! Events start at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The live music includes Tyrone Shoelaces and the Crown Colony on Saturday and the School of Rock New Canaan on Sunday. For a full schedule of performances, check out the Live Green Connecticut! website at www.livegreenct.com/music.   (more…)

Experience the Luxury of CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Morgan living roomWhen you choose to live in an apartment from CTBest, you choose to have the best in quality, convenience and luxury. Not only do CTBest Apartments include fabulous amenities, a pet-friendly attitude and locations near everywhere you’d want to be, but they also offer unmatched flexibility. In fact, many apartments include some necessary features in the monthly rent, which saves residents time, money and unneeded stress.

It’s inevitable: winter is coming. And we in Connecticut know that means snowy days and even colder nights. Those living in Stamford at Morgan Manor or Hoyt Bedford Apartments love having heat and hot water included in their monthly rent. For the chefs in the building, cooking gas is also included in each month’s rent so you can whip up your favorite recipes any time of the year. Among many other great amenities, the community of Morgan Manor also features in-home washers and dryers, while Hoyt Bedford features a fully-equipped on-site fitness center.

These amenities can also be found at the Seramonte apartments in Hamden, where many units include heat, hot water and cooking gas in the monthly rent. In addition to these features, all residents enjoy this community’s swimming pool with gazebo and picnic area, assigned off-street parking and in-home washers and dryers or easy-to-use clothes care centers. (more…)

CTBest Hosts International Meet and Greet for Students at Morgan Manor

Posted On: Thursday, September 10th, 2015

CTBest Hosts International Meet and Greet for UConn Students at Morgan Manor A new school year means a new schedule, new friends and learning a lot of new things. For some students, a new school year means moving to a whole new country. And while new adventures are always exciting, sometimes they can be a little intimidating. To help make the transition a little easier for those students, CTBest recently held an International Meet and Greet at the Morgan Manor apartments.

Everyone living at Morgan Manor was invited to attend the Aug. 26 event, and nearly 100 students from the University of Connecticut-Stamford dropped by the Community Room to meet their new neighbors and classmates. (more…)