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Stylishly Pet-Proofing Your Apartment

Posted On: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Stamford Apartments FurnitureYou love your apartment, and you love your pet. You want your pet to be safe and comfortable in your apartment, but you don’t want to sacrifice your personal style in the process. To make you and your four-legged friends happy in the same space, the following tips and tricks from the Design Sponge blog will help you stylishly pet-proof your apartment.

For animals that shed a lot, a dark rug with small patterns will help hide pet hair, dirt and stains much better than a solid or wide-print pattern.  An indoor/outdoor rug is easy to clean and can stand up to tough scrubbing when your pets forget their manners, and a low-pile rug will make your pets less likely to make your carpet their personal scratching post.

Speaking of scratching posts, rope can be a useful tool to make an alternative to those often unsightly cat toys. By wrapping sisal rope around exposed pipes or table legs, you can create a place for your cat to scratch while adding visual interest to the space. If your cat is still having a scratch attack, velvet is the way to go for your upholstery. It’s not a looped thread, so your pet has less to sink his claws into to ruin your furniture. If you already have furniture picked out and it’s not velvet, a durable throw blanket will do the trick. (more…)

The Alive@Five 2015 Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Posted On: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Alive@Five 2015 Outdoor Summer Concert Series in Downtown StamfordThe Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series kicked off on July 9 with a bang as Michael Franti & Spearhead took the stage at Columbus Park in downtown Stamford. This band, which blends hip hop, funk, jazz, rock and anything else to get the people moving, has been captivating audiences for more than 20 years and is just one of the exciting headline performances that will take place during the six-week music festival.

Since 1997, Alive@Five has brought nationally- and internationally-recognized performers to the music lovers of Stamford, Connecticut. With acts like ABBA, The Drifters, Hootie & the Blowfish, Don McLean, Blues Traveler, Third Eye Blind, Foreigner, The Beach Boys and many more, Alive@Five has established itself as one of the best venues to see great live music. This is definitely one event you won’t want to miss!

Alive@Five 2015 will be held Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. and features the following acts:

  • July 16: Boyz II Men
  • July 23: Guster
  • July 30: Andy Grammer
  • August 6: Sister Hazel
  • August 13: Shaggy (more…)

Be the Master of Your Move

Posted On: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Tips for a Stress-Free MoveYou’ve saved your pennies and budgeted for your rent, but have you planned for all of the details after you’ve signed your lease? Moving into an apartment is a big step, but it can be made much easier if you prioritize planning before you drive away from your former residence. If you’re considering moving into a new apartment, there are some simple solutions to mastering your move:

Make moving arrangements in advance: Are you using professionals or your friends to help you move? Whether you’re trusting your buddies or resting easy with the pros, make your arrangements several weeks ahead of time. Even if you’re moving yourself, this may mean renting a truck or using short-term storage. Some apartment communities have relationships with moving companies that offer discounts, so make sure you check with your new community office to see if this is an option.

Don’t procrastinate on your packing: Start with the trinkets and seasonal items that don’t get used very often, and save the everyday-use items for the end. If you start packing early, you’ll relieve yourself of that stress on the night before your move. (more…)

Why Millennials Would Rather Rent Than Buy

Posted On: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Millennials would rather rent than buy, outnumbering Baby Boom generation As the job market continues to improve, young college graduates are rapidly becoming the largest share of the American workforce. However, due to the national $1 trillion student loan debt and an increased “sharing mentality” among Millennials, this surge in the labor force has not necessarily translated into home sales.

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, Millennials will surpass the Baby Boom generation in size this year. This growing demographic has extensive knowledge of technology and is more likely to graduate from college, making these individuals more desirable candidates for jobs while also burdening them with never-ending student loan debts. Because of this, the option of renting is becoming more appealing and the idea of homeownership is now a distant concept for those in the 18-34 age range.

Millennials choose to rent for several reasons. For one, the majority of jobs that require the knowledge and skills many recent graduates possess are ones that happen to be available in major cities throughout the country. Therefore, Millennials are no longer looking to live in large suburban homes because they are not convenient to work or they simply cannot afford to finance a home. Many people in their 20s are also more likely to change jobs or relocate for work within five years of accepting their first jobs. So, they see no point in being tied down to a major purchase they made when they were fresh out of college. Additionally, renting does not require extensive home maintenance, which often contributes to stress that Millennials do not want, need or have time for as they are starting their careers.

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Celebrate the Red, White and Blue this Fourth of July

Posted On: Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Fourth of July celebration fireworks displayFourth of July in Connecticut is shaping up to be as explosive as ever this year, as events promise good times for all. With the best Independence Day celebrations located within minutes of our apartment communities, you’ll want to mark your calendars for the following activities; just be sure to keep an eye on the weather, as event dates and times are subject to change:

Join the town of Branford as it commemorates America’s birthday with a fireworks display on June 27. Fireworks will be shown from Branford Point at Parker Park and can also be seen from Foote Memorial Park. For more information or to make an online donation to this free event, visit the “Branford Fireworks 2015” Facebook page.

The celebrations continue in Stamford with the city’s annual Independence Day fireworks show on July 2. Held at Cummins Park, the event is free and entertainment will be provided by DJ More than Music beginning at 6 p.m. More information can be found online at the Stamford Daily Voice.

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Downtown Stamford is Heating Up

Posted On: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Artwalk in SamfordSummer is approaching as fast as a heat wave, and new experiences around Stamford are as hot as the weather.

Right down the road from our apartment communities is the life and activity of downtown Stamford: a live, work, play community that offers something for everyone. Stamford features an abundance of restaurants, bars, performing arts centers and nightlife for a quick lunch or a night out with friends. While Stamford offers a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for every season, this summer in downtown Stamford is going to be one that residents and out-of-towners will never forget.

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Watch Santa Rappel Over Stamford at Heights and Lights this Weekend

Posted On: Friday, December 5th, 2014

If you have never witnessed Santa Claus make a daredevil descent from more than 22 stories above the downtown Stamford area, then you have been missing out on one of the highlights of the holiday season! This Sunday, Dec. 7, cheer for Santa as he twists and flies from Landmark Square to deliver plenty of holiday joy and family fun. Once he lands safely on the ground, follow him over to Latham Park for musical performances and the annual tree lighting ceremony, just footsteps away from the apartment rentals at Hoyt Bedford, The Townhouse, and Morgan Manor. (more…)

Enjoy a Sweet Celebration at the CTBestApts Holiday Party in Stamford

Posted On: Monday, November 24th, 2014

holiday party, apartments for rent in stamfordResidents of our Stamford apartments are getting excited for the upcoming holiday season, including an extra sweet celebration with CTBest Apartments on Dec. 7, 2014 at Morgan Manor! Save the date to enjoy delicious treats with your friends and neighbors and enjoy creating your own holiday ornaments.

This festive party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morgan Manor Party Room, located at 95 Morgan Street in Stamford. When you see red balloons at the pedestrian gate and outside the entrance, you’ll know you’re in the right spot! At the party, enjoy filling up on gum drops, candy canes and other sweet treats before participating in hands-on arts and crafts where you can decorate your own dazzling ornament. (more…)

Put Your Imagination in Gear at SMNC’s “A Billion Bricks” LEGO® Exhibit

Posted On: Friday, November 21st, 2014

things to do near apartments in Stamford, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, lego, A Billion BricksAt the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, families can always find plenty of activities to do, lots to explore and innovate ways to put their imaginations to work! Beginning November 22, the museum will open its “A Billion Bricks” LEGO® exhibit for the sixth year, conveniently located near the apartment rentals at Morgan Manor in Stamford.

Most adults can recall fond childhood memories using LEGOs® or building blocks to create their own unique worlds—capturing the heart of what the exhibit showcases. The sculpture-like display will have custom designed LEGO® vehicles that move through the imaginary world where any kind of travel is possible!

Aside from the exhibit, SMNC will also host interactive family workshops beginning in January. These workshops include: (more…)

See the UBS Parade Spectacular from Your Stamford Apartment

Posted On: Monday, November 10th, 2014

UBS Parade Spectacular, Stamford apartment rentalsOne of the largest helium balloon parades in the country is coming to Stamford this November, bringing with it enormous versions of your children’s favorite friends! The UBS Parade Spectacular will star the larger-than-life characters of Sesame Street, Scooby Doo, Shrek, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many more! Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 23 at noon to enjoy all the fun that is only footsteps away from CTBest apartment rentals in downtown Stamford.

Last year, the magnificent display drew more than 100,000 spectators from the area and the surrounding states. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger and better! (more…)