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To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question

Posted On: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

rent vs buyYour college years and the years right after are full of changes—new friends, new jobs, new habits, new classes, even new places! While you’re juggling all the stress of schoolwork, a job, having a social life and not getting enough sleep, the last thing you should have to worry about is where to live. The team members at CTBest are huge fans of renting and have a few reasons for students and graduates why it’s best to rent instead of buy during these formative years. (more…)

How to Make Pumpkin-Flavored Treats for Fall

Posted On: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

pumpkinHomemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you want to adjust the amount of sugar in a PSL, don’t want to drive all the way to Starbucks every time you want one or just want to save money, then this recipe is for you. This pumpkin spice latte also has real pumpkin in it!

You’ll need pumpkin puree (the kind that comes in a can), pumpkin pie spices, black pepper, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, whatever kind of milk you like, strong coffee and whipped cream.

And voila, you can make your own pumpkin spice lattes all year long. Read the instructions here. (more…)

One-Bedroom Condominiums at Montoya in Branford

Posted On: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

CTBest wants your apartment to feel as much like a home as possible. Imagine the freedom of having a spacious kitchen, separate living and dining rooms and a fireplace that works. Our one-bedroom condominium plans at Montoya in Branford offer this and more.

The Tiburon plan is a 755-square-foot one-bedroom villa whose bedroom is a generous 13-foot-by-15-foot area so you can relax when you come home. The bedroom includes a large walk-in closet and the bath includes dual vanities. A 20-foot-by-14-foot living room showcases a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen with island, dining area, private deck and in-home washer and dryer. (more…)

Warming Up Your Space with Fall Colors

Posted On: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

leavesThe temperatures are cooling off but the chilly weather outside doesn’t mean your apartment has to feel cold. Here is a list of some of the best colors to decorate your CTBest apartment with this fall, and to really let your creativity out to play.

Any of these colors can be added to your apartment, where painting is often not allowed. Use throw pillows, blankets, seat cushions, artwork, pieces of furniture, plants, vases, lamps, fall leaves, flowers, rugs, curtains, dishware, placemats and more to add dimension and life to your space. (more…)

Join Neighbors and Friends at CTBest’s Halloween Party in Stamford

Posted On: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Halloween at Morgan ManorResidents of CTBest Apartments in Stamford, you won’t want to miss our “Spooky Kids Halloween Craft Party” to kick off this year’s Halloween festivities! Join us on Friday, October 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a frightfully good time, where families and friends will gather in the Morgan Manor community room for kid-friendly celebrations.

Residents and friends of CTBest residents are welcome to join the party. Put on your favorite Halloween costume and join us for some delicious treats, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, and ghosts, goblins and ghouls – oh my! The party will be held at Morgan Manor’s community room, located at 95 Morgan Street in Stamford. If you are not a resident of Morgan Manor, look for the balloons on the pedestrian gate to find the party location. (more…)

Common Apartment Struggles (And Solutions from CT Best)

Posted On: Thursday, September 28th, 2017

apt maintenceFor the first couple of years that you live on your own, renting is usually the only option. However, renting an apartment comes with a host of its own struggles and challenges that may difficult to adjust to. Fortunately, CT Best Apartments offers a variety of choices in floor plans, amenities and more features that make apartment living more convenient and comfortable for you. Here are a few common apartment struggles with solutions from CT Best. (more…)

Staying Motivated Through the Semester

Posted On: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

motivationNovember and December can be tricky months to stay motivated until the end of the semester. Through the massive amount projects, papers and exams, exhaustion has set in. Not to mention the weather is changing, making your nice warm CTBest apartment sound even cozier, plus the holidays and winter break are just around the corner.

While you may be low on energy, time and resources, here are a few tips on how to stay motivated at the end of the semester: (more…)

The M and N Unit’s at 65 Prospect

Posted On: Monday, September 25th, 2017

M UnitCTBest provides spacious apartment homes with a variety of floor plans that fit your lifestyle. At 65 Prospect Street, the M Unit and N Unit’s are two popular plans that feature a washer and dryer, private terrace and gourmet kitchen. We also have newly renovated homes with upgraded features such as granite countertops and stainless appliances. (more…)

Norwalk’s 40th Annual Oyster Festival

Posted On: Thursday, September 7th, 2017

While most people see Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, in Norwalk the celebration always begins the weekend after Labor Day at the annual Oyster Festival. The 40th annual Norwalk Oyster Festival returns Friday, September 8th through Sunday the 10th at the Norwalk Veteran’s Memorial Park on Norwalk Harbor near Long Island Sound.

Headlining the entertainment lineup this year will be Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot. Current Billy Joel band members, Mike DelGuidice, Tommy Bynres and Chuck Burgi will be performing Billy Joel music. This is the only show endorsed by Billy Joel, performed by his members and handpicked by Billy Joel himself. (more…)

An Unofficial Ending of Summer

Posted On: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Many students may have started back to school this past week, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun is over just yet! Labor Day weekend gives us one last big weekend for the summer. One more weekend to enjoy the beaches, barbecues and summer activities before we embrace the fall foliage and college football games. If you’re looking for fun around the Stamford, Norwalk or Branford areas, here are some events to consider: (more…)