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Discover Luxury Living at Seramonte Apartment Community

Posted On: Friday, September 4th, 2015

Seramonte Apartment Community from CTBestApartments offers luxury living in Hamden, ConnecticutSeramonte, a distinctive apartment and townhome community from CTBest Apartments, offers a luxury living option in the vibrant town of Hamden. At Seramonte, residents enjoy charming yet spacious studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, and two- and three- bedroom townhouses.

With a sought-after location, great interior appointments and a variety of floor plan options, this pet-friendly community provides all the comforts one looks for in an apartment or townhome. Contemporary kitchens include all major appliances, and many apartments include heat, hot water and cooking gas in each month’s rent. Residents can hang clothes in their spacious closets after doing laundry with their in-home machines or the convenient clothes care centers. Apartments also feature crown molding and custom wood blinds.

Amenities at Seramonte are right outside the door, where residents will find a beautiful swimming pool with gazebo and landscaped picnic area.

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“From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven” Exhibit at the New Haven Museum

Posted On: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

“From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven” Exhibit at the New Haven MuseumExplore the rich history of New Haven industry now through Dec. 31 at the New Haven Museum. The “From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven” exhibition showcases an astonishing variety of handmade and factory-made goods that range in date from the Colonial era to the present day. The fun and fascinating consumer products on display reflect the nation-wide evolution of industry, the arrival of immigrants and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Elm City.

New Haven became a nucleus of business due to the railroad that improved the distribution of goods and the harbor that was used to import raw materials such as coal, cotton and metals. By 1849, New Haven had direct rail service to New York City, and therefore the international market as well. Many businesses saw the importance of New Haven and relocated to the area, including the likes of Chauncey Jerome Clocks and L. Candee Rubber Company. (more…)

Enter the CTBest Summer Memory Contest!

Posted On: Monday, August 31st, 2015

Share your favorite summer memory for a chance to win a gift card to one of Connecticut's best restauramtsSummer is nearing its end, everyone is headed back to school, and we want to know what you did! Whether you caught some rays at the shore in Norwalk, went hiking at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, took a peek into the past in historic Branford or attended one of the many exciting events in Downtown Stamford, we hope you’ve had an awesome summer packed full of new and amazing memories. Luckily, you can make summer last a little longer and get rewarded for it by submitting a photo of your favorite memory from the last few months in the CTBest Summer Memory Contest.

CTBest Apartments is offering a $50 gift card to one of Connecticut’s top restaurants! And winning this awesome prize has never been easier: all you have to do is submit your favorite summer memory photo on our Facebook page with the hashtag #CTBestSummerMemoryContest by Sept. 30, 2015 and you’ll be automatically entered to win the gift card. (more…)

The Art of Tailgating

Posted On: Friday, August 28th, 2015

College Football Tailgating Tips With college football suddenly approaching, everyone has one thing on their mind: tailgating. Whether you’re supporting The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University or Yale University, tailgating is a must and, for some colleges, is a form of art. Here are a few tips for having the ultimate tailgate for your upcoming college game day.

First things first, acquire the perfect location for your tailgate. Whether your ideal location is on the quad, a small patch of grass or a parking lot, this is a crucial step in the tailgating process. You want to make sure you’re close enough to bathrooms, electrical outlets and a source of running water. By the end of the day, you’ll want all of these things. Make sure you determine your destination for tailgating at least a day in advance, this way you’ll be able to get ahead of the other tailgaters out there. (more…)

Things Every Man Needs in His Apartment

Posted On: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Things Every Man Needs in His ApartmentIf you’re a guy, chances are your apartment is stocked with the essentials; the essentials being a flat-screen T.V. and a fridge full of Chinese takeout. But, what good is a bachelor pad if no one wants to come over to enjoy it? Check out the ideas below to make yourself, your guests and an unannounced visit from Mom as comfortable as possible.

Make sure you designate a decent space to sit down and enjoy a meal. Even a small dining table can make a huge difference, especially when you’re entertaining friends or trying to cut into that rare steak. It’s also a good idea to rethink the typical sectional couch. You can foster conversation among guests with a regular-sized sofa and a couple of chairs. Ottomans can also be added for additional storage space and seating.

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Flit into the “Flutter Zone” this Summer at the Maritime Aquarium

Posted On: Monday, August 24th, 2015

Flutter Zone Exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium at NorwalkExperience the magic of “Flutter Zone” now through Sept. 7 at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Entry into the exhibit is free with Aquarium admission, and it is the perfect Labor Day Weekend activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Watch as hundreds of exotic butterflies flutter around you as you walk through this immersive exhibit featuring dozens of varieties from Africa, Asia and South America. In a special section of the exhibit, you can witness the life cycle of these amazing creatures unfold as the chrysalises undergo  metamorphoses and keep the exhibit stocked throughout the summer. (more…)

Stamford Downtown Gears Up for Summer Restaurant Weeks 2015

Posted On: Friday, August 21st, 2015

Stamford Downtown's Summer Restaurant Weeks 2015Summer is heating up and so are the kitchens of your favorite Stamford Downtown restaurants. That’s right, Summer Restaurant Weeks is back to bring you another summer of fabulous dining experiences. From Aug.17 through Aug. 30, you can enjoy prix-fixe lunches and dinners at a range of price points from participating restaurants.

If you’re in the mood for Italian, there are plenty of options at Summer Restaurant Weeks to satisfy your Mediterranean cravings. Head over to Villa Italia Ristorante for a truly authentic experience, Quattro Pazzi for a meal prepared by world-renowned chefs, ZAZA Italian Gastrobar for tapas and ambiance or Aria Restaurant for upscale dining. No matter where you go, you’ll be in good hands for a delicious Italian meal. (more…)

Tips for Managing Your Money through College

Posted On: Monday, August 10th, 2015

Money management tips for college studentsMoving into the real world can be intimidating and eye-opening for any college student today. New freedoms come with a number of responsibilities from rent to credit card payments. We’ve compiled a list to help you budget your money and make sure you are making financially responsible decisions:

1. Create a realistic budget and keep track. Start with how much income you make per month and add expenses including rent, utilities, food and entertainment. You can see how much money you spend per month on specific needs and wants and make sure you won’t run short! (more…)

Stony Creek Provides a Fun and Convenient Getaway for End-of-Summer Adventurers

Posted On: Friday, August 7th, 2015

Day Trip to the Thimble Islands at Stony CreekAs summer is drawing to a close, our residents are finding ways to have a last hoorah before the next semester begins. Connecticut provides the ideal variation in terrain for end-of-summer adventures along the coast. This stunningly gorgeous coastal region is excellent for hiking, biking, boating and is the perfect place for a one-tank trip. You can celebrate the conclusion of the summer season on Connecticut’s easily-accessible shoreline at Stony Creek.

If you’re planning a getaway to the Thimble Islands of Stony Creek, the most popular way to view the islands up close is by tour boat. You can enjoy a drink while you cruise on a 45-minute voyage from the town dock. The Sea Mist, a 44-foot vessel, provides a narrated excursion ideal for any adventurer. For those on a budget, the trip is just $12 and the boat is in operation every day except Tuesday. (more…)

Montoya Apartments Offer Residents Luxury Seaside Living

Posted On: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Spacious and conveniently-located luxury apartments available for rent in BranfordMontoya, a CTBestApartments community in Branford, now has available apartments for rent. Here, spacious one and two bedroom floor plans offer contemporary, luxury upgrades close to all the action in the vibrant shore town of Branford.

Features of pet-friendly Montoya include gracious living space complete with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, resident controlled heat and central air conditioning, contemporary kitchen and spacious bathrooms. On-site management also provides maintenance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (more…)