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UCONN Dominates on the Court and Off

Posted On: Thursday, December 8th, 2016

basketballThe diversified amount of opportunities a student gets while attending The University of Connecticut is unbelievable. Not only do they offer career development assistance, but they also have numerous organizations and groups to become involved with. Another top reason to attend UConn is the sports. The sports teams within the University keep the spirits high and the atmosphere alive. With the collegiate basketball season upon us, it’s only appropriate to mention the incredible University of Connecticut Huskies women’s and men’s basketball teams.

The best basketball programs in the country are teams that have a history built on excellence and a future accordingly bright. The Huskies hold four national championships, all of which came in the past 16 years. (more…)

Save Money this Winter with these Energy-Saving Tips

Posted On: Monday, December 5th, 2016

With winter just around the corner, it’s a good idea to get a jump-start on prepping your apartment for the cold weather ahead. We all know cold weather means higher energy bills, but you can avoid outrageous expenses just by making minor changes to your living space. Here are some tips on how to save energy during the frigid months:

  1.       Change the lighting. Lighting is one of the easiest ways to start saving energy. Replacing frequently used light fixtures with energy-efficient bulbs can save you between $65 and $75 each year. Energy-efficient bulbs, such as LEDs, last longer and provided the durability that is needed in the winter months.
  2.       Change the thermostat. If you have a programmable thermostat, automatically adjust the temperature settings when you’re away or sleeping. If a programmable thermostat is not an option, you can manually turn the heat down whenever you leave or go to bed. By setting a recurring reminder on your phone, it will quickly become habitual. (more…)

Featured Community: Hoyt Bedford in Stamford

Posted On: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Hoyt Bedford OutsideToday’s college students want the right location and great amenities for their apartment, but they are more budget conscious than ever before. Hoyt Bedford apartments have an affordable price point along with all the amenities you need. Located in one of the top 100 best places to live, these apartments in Stamford offer something for everyone – a convenient location in a unique town or an easy commute to nearby New York City.

Renters at Hoyt Bedford can choose from many floor plan options and sizes, including terrace studios or one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each apartment has plenty of living space and features wall-to-wall carpeting or hardwood floors, fully-equipped kitchens, ample closet space, lots of natural light an in-home washer/dryer and a gas fireplace, per plan. Monthly rent also includes heat, hot water, cooking gas and an on-site clothes care centers. (more…)

4 Tips on Surviving as Roommates

Posted On: Thursday, December 1st, 2016

roommatesLiving with other people is hard. Whether you know them or you’re complete strangers, other people’s habits are always different from yours. Many common roommate problems arise because they don’t let each other know their preferences when it comes to certain aspects of apartment living. Whether you differ on being night owls or early risers, how to load the dishwasher or how clean common space should be, it is an adjustment to live with someone else. To help you get to know your roommate better and learn how to communicate more effectively, we’ve compiled these four tips:

  • Create a survey or questionnaire for move-in day. The day you move into your apartment is hectic and time-consuming. You may or may not have time to talk with your roommate throughout the process, but at the end of the day, there will probably be time for some communication. Prior to moving in, create a short survey or questionnaire with questions such as, “what do you do on the weekends,” “do you smoke or drink,”  “what’s your sleep schedule like,” and “how often do you clean?”  These simple questions can help resolve issues before they even arise. Learn as much as you can about your roommate so communication becomes easier and more effective down the road. (more…)

How to Overcome Finals

Posted On: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

finalsThe first day of the semester for a college student is invigorating and exciting. As time wears on, however, cooler weather is a reminder that finals are just around the corner. Dealing with the pressure of finals, especially your first year in college, can take a toll on your mind and body. Here are four quick things you can to do beat the stress of finals:

  1. Exercise: Who has time to exercise when you have three finals in one week? Taking just 30 extra minutes a few times per week for physical activity can release an overall positive feeling within the body. You will think better and have improved performance because of the endorphins that exercise releases. Take advantage of the hiking trails and parks that are close to your CTBest apartment. (more…)

Weekend Road Trip in Connecticut

Posted On: Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Road TripIn the age of abrasive technology and tight schedules, college students forget the importance of taking time to relax and enjoy their surroundings. They are constantly being shown cultures and territories through a textbook, when the best lens to see the world through is your windshield! Taking a road trip and exploring the historical New England state of Connecticut is the perfect way to get in touch with nature and see places that textbooks cannot do justice. November is the best time to drive the uncrowded back roads and hills of Connecticut to see the peaking color of fall.

The Northeast state of Connecticut is probably the most suburban of all the New England states. There are several large towns and cities, but also many quaint towns and an abundance of fall-foliage scenes. CTBest offers apartments in some of the most picturesque towns. As the first planned city in North America, New Haven offers a variety historical landmarks and attractions. This fall marks the 102nd season that Yale has played football at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, so be sure to make it a top destination to celebrate. (more…)

Getting to Know Your Neighbors

Posted On: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

When it coneighborsmes to getting to know neighbors, it’s natural to want to avoid the awkward conversations for as long as possible.  Much of the stress that is related to apartment living goes back to issues with neighbors, so getting to know the residents that surround you can make your life a lot easier. By simply saying hello, giving a small gift or hosting a get together in the party room (or clubhouse) of your complex can open your world up to new possibilities.

As strange as you may feel knocking on your neighbors’ doors and saying hello while bringing them a baked good, you will feel even more foolish beating on their door telling them to keep the noise down. Aside from your insecurities, an effortless greeting to a stranger never hurt anyone. There will be some residents who may give you a weird look, while the rest will be thankful for the kind smile. Having good neighbors gives you a sense of community and it also allows for open communication. When you know your neighbors, you learn their habits and attain a sense of their personalities. This information benefits you by giving you guidance on how to handle issues that arise within the complex. For example, if your upstairs neighbor works during the night, you know that your nights will be quiet, but you may hear stirring around throughout the early morning hours. (more…)

Why We Love Our Morgan Manor Apartments

Posted On: Monday, October 31st, 2016

Morgan Manor Gated EntryCTBest Apartments provides the best city living spaces at the Morgan Manor apartment complex. As a high-rise complex, our residents take pride in the spacious rooms and find that the private balcony is secretly their happy place. Set in the peaceful neighborhood of Strawberry Hill, yet only minutes from downtown Stamford, Morgan Manor offers the best of both worlds.

Morgan Manor is proud to be built with solid construction so renters are able to enjoy the peace and quiet of their home. Due to the reserved nature of your apartment, don’t forget that entertainment is just a 10 minute walk down the road. Morgan Manor is conveniently located near I-95 and Merritt Parkway so shopping, restaurants, and business are nearby. Bedford Street also offers bars, restaurants, shopping areas, and more. Stamford Transportation Center is one mile from the complex and the beach is just around the corner. (more…)

Apartment Style 101: Space Savers

Posted On: Friday, October 28th, 2016

Storage SolutionsMoving to a new place brings on a mixture of emotions, with excitement being a big one. You are finally making decisions for yourself and living on your own terms. On moving day, your bags are packed and you’re ready to move in. When you arrive at your new apartment, you suddenly realize the lack of space you have. Where are all these bags you packed going to go? Here are a few space saving hacks for each room of your apartment to help you maximize your space and stay clutter-free:

  • Living Room: Combine furniture with storage. You can find several inexpensive pieces of furniture, whether it be an ottoman or a table, that allow you to store a great amount of stuff. You can also stack furniture for a more contemporary look. Consider buying wooden pallet crates and stacking them along a wall for décor and storage, such as the one shown here. (more…)

Why Branford, Connecticut Apartments?

Posted On: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Montoya Apartments are a great place to enjoy all of Branford's Businesses

When you’re a college student looking for a nice place to live, there are a lot of factors to take in. Money is always a consideration, but residents also want a stable, safe town that they can call home. Our residents in Branford have the luxury of enjoying a peaceful night in and being minutes away from the entertainment in town.

This shoreline town located on Long Island Sound in south central Connecticut consists of several communities which each have unique and historical characteristics. One of the most distinctive facts about Branford is that Yale College was founded there in 1701. With Yale College only 10 minutes away and the beach five minutes away, CTBest Apartments could not have chosen a better town for college students. (more…)