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Fine Dining in Stamford at an Affordable Price

Posted On: Monday, August 21st, 2017

Dining is such an integral part of the Stamford experience. We invite you to become part of this great community during the annual Summer Restaurant Week. There are over 20 participating independent restaurants in this year’s program with several different price options. The prices for lunch range from $12.17 or $20.17 and dinner ranges from $25.17 or $35.17.

Although all menus have not been released, we have a list complied of the price points and restaurants that are participating: (more…)

Keep Moving with CTBest

Posted On: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Of all the reasons people choose to live in Stamford, and to live in our apartments here, one of the most attractive is the high walking score. Essentially, our communities in Stamford give our residents easy walking access to schools, shopping, arts, dining and more. For college students, this is of particular interest because not only can you get to class quickly and affordably, but you can also use the walkability and nearby trails to stay fit and blow off steam between classes. (more…)

Create The Perfect Study Space

Posted On: Monday, July 31st, 2017

An important part of any student’s living space is somewhere to study. This is easiest to do, and most fun and customizable, in a comfy apartment, rather than a dorm room with much more limited space. In the Stamford apartments from CT Best, a student has an opportunity to make a cozy and productive space. Here are some tips to maximize the effectiveness of any study spot:

  • Set up drawers and/or shelves to keep your supplies and books out of the way but close at hand.
  • Have a desk light bright enough to read by, but one that focuses the light in the area, since you might have to consider roommates and odd study times. (more…)

Ideas for Furniture Shopping on a Budget

Posted On: Thursday, July 27th, 2017

furnitureWith college starting back in just a few short weeks, students will be moving into their new homes-away-from-home. Settling into a new space can seem daunting, but one way to make it more welcoming is to fill the apartment with items from home or that you love. The only problem: you don’t want to break the bank! Thankfully, we have compiled a few tips for you to shop smart and save money on furniture you love.

IKEA: This Swedish furniture store designs and sells ready-to-assemble desks, chairs, futons, tables and other furniture, which is perfect for people on a budget who don’t mind spending a little more time to save a lot more money. There is a store located in New Haven, minutes away from our Branford apartments and about an hour away from both Norwalk and Stamford. (more…)

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…)