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Studio Living at Hoyt Bedford

Posted On: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

While living with roommates can be fun, it can also be quite a hassle. Dividing expenses can be time consuming, communicating can be awkward, noise levels can be high and living spaces can become easily cluttered. Sometimes it’s nice to have a cozy little space to live independently and call your own. If you’re interested in simplifying your life through living alone, consider a studio apartment at Hoyt Bedford in Stamford! (more…)

Stamford Residents Celebrate Summer with CTBest

Posted On: Monday, June 20th, 2016

In celebration of the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, CTBest recently treated its apartment residents with a School’s out for Summer Party at Morgan Manor in Stamford. In celebration of the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, CTBest recently treated its apartment residents with a School’s out for Summer Party at Morgan Manor in Stamford.

Residents of all CTBest apartment communities were invited, and attendees enjoyed creating summer crafts, coloring and eating ice cream with family and friends all while getting to know their neighbors and other residents. Some of the kiddos in attendance even got the chance to make their dads some special gifts for Father’s Day!

Overall, everyone had a great time and was excited for the next CTBest bash. If you’d like to live in an apartment that regularly hosts fun events, such as Morgan Manor, and is close to a variety of entertainment options in Stamford, give leasing consultant Desiree a call or text at 203-223-1665 or visit www.CTBestApts.com.

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Why Stamford is the City for You

Posted On: Monday, June 13th, 2016

Why Stamford is the City for YouWhy is Stamford the city for you? Stamford, more specifically Stamford Downtown, is a vibrant and inviting place with something to do all throughout the year. The city is host to some of the best events around and is called home by more than 80 different shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is also a place with many job opportunities that will allow you to have a great quality of life. Stamford is definitely the place to be; all that is missing is YOU!

To give you a glimpse into what it is like to live in this exciting city, here are some of our favorite things about Stamford:

Events

There are always fun events going on in Stamford that our residents love to go to throughout the year. One of them is Wednesday Nite Live (formerly known as Jazz-Up July), which is a summer concert series held in Stamford at Columbus Park every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in July. Another event is the Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series. This is another concert series held in Stamford at Columbus Park this summer on Thursdays for those 21 and older. Lastly, Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit every summer called Art in Public Places, where artists’ works are displayed throughout downtown for the city to enjoy. These are just a few of the events residents in Stamford enjoy all throughout the year. (more…)

Stamford Downtown Farmers Market

Posted On: Friday, June 10th, 2016

 Stamford Downtown Farmers MarketThe 2016 Stamford Downtown Farmers Market kicks off Saturday, June 18 and will continue through October 29. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, come out to the farmers market on Prospect Street at Latham Park and support your local vendors. There will be a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and so much more! Don’t miss out on being able to buy straight from the farm to your home at the Stamford Downtown Farmers Market.

Some people may question why you should buy local, especially from a farmers market. Here are a few reasons why you should support your local farmers market:

  1. Fresh, Seasonal Flavors: When you buy from a farmers market, you can know that the food is in season and fresh, and that the flavors are better and have been grown and brought to you organically. The food isn’t highly processed or grown using pesticides, hormones and any other non-organic modifications. Farmers bring only the best by using better and safer techniques and picking right before the market begins.
  2. Supports Local Farmers: Many times, local farmers have trouble competing with large, agriculture businesses that control the industry. Buying from local farmers gives them a chance to compete and return to market with their fresh produce again.
  3. Connect with your Community: Not only do you get fresh flavors and support local farmers when you buy from a farmers market, you also get the chance to build relationships and connect with your community. At a farmers market, you can meet up with friends and family and make new friends as well. In addition, when you buy from a local farmer, there is a good chance you can learn about great cooking tips and recipes straight from the farmer. Typically, farmers love the food they grow and sell and have come up with great recipes they love to share with customers. Overall, farmers markets are great places to connect with your community.

Be sure to come out and support your local Stamford Downtown Farmers Market this June through October. For a list of vendors and more information, visit Stamford Downtown’s website.

We loving living in a city that has events like this that brings our community and residents together. If you are looking for an apartment in Stamford with a great sense of community, give leasing consultant Desiree a call or text at 203-223-1665 or visit www.CTBestApts.com for more information.

Wednesday Nite Live in Stamford

Posted On: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Wednesday Nite Live in Stamford DowntownStamford Downtown is the place to be this summer! With so many events and concert series going on every week, this summer in Stamford is looking to be one for the books. Starting July 6, the Wednesday Nite Live concert series (formerly known as Jazz-Up July) will kick off in a big way. Columbus Park is where you want to be every Wednesday in July at 6:30 p.m. for this outdoor summer concert series. Live music from national and regional headliners will take the stage to perform for you, your family and friends. It is sure to be a great and fun time for all who attend!

The dates and artists that will be performing are:

  • July 6, 2016: The Temptations
  • July 13, 2016: The 5th Dimension
  • July 20, 2016: George Benson
  • July 27, 2016: Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo on the “We Live For Love” Tour (more…)

2016 Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series in Stamford

Posted On: Friday, June 3rd, 2016

2016 Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series in StamfordFrom July 7 through August 11, 2016, Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown will host the Alive @ Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. Live music from national and regional headliners will be performing for all who attend. This annual event is a local favorite, and will definitely be a highlight of your summer as you enjoy the great music, fun dancing and amazing times!

The dates and artists that will be performing at Alive @ Five are:

  • July 7, 2016: O.A.R.
  • July 14, 2016: Hanson
  • July 21, 2016: Third Eye Blind
  • July 28, 2016: Eric Hutchinson
  • August 4, 2016: Easton Corbin
  • August 11, 2016: CeeLo Green

After you get off work, make your way to Columbus Park for a great time. You must be 21 or older with photo identification to attend, and it costs $10 to attend if you arrive before 6 p.m. and $15 after. It is a rain or shine event, so don’t miss out on all the fun! For more information about this concert series in Stamford Downtown, visit Stamford Downtown’s website.

Stamford Downtown always has something to do. The city continues to be the place for events and exhibits throughout the summer and all year long. Our Stamford apartments are near a variety of shopping and entertainment destinations in downtown that are easily accessible. For more information about our apartments in Stamford Downtown, visit www.CTBestApts.com or call or text leasing consultant Desiree at 203-223-1665.

Surprise Guests? How to Quickly Make Your Apartment Look Cleaner in 5 Minutes

Posted On: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Surprise Guests? How to Quickly Make Your Apartment Look Cleaner in 5 MinutesIt is a normal Saturday afternoon, and you are relaxing in your apartment enjoying the day. The apartment could maybe use some cleaning, but you decide you will do it Sunday and continue to relax today. Then, the phone rings. Your parents have decided to make a surprise visit and let you know they are five minutes away. To make it look like you have your life together perfectly, you know you must make your apartment look clean unless you never want them to live this down. How do you do this in five minutes?! Don’t worry! Here are a few tips beyond just stashing clutter in baskets and closets to quickly make your apartment look cleaner in five minutes:

Repurpose Empty Spaces: Instead of trying to find the spot those pencils and other office supplies go, put them in an empty mug or small container nearby. It looks creative and cleans up the mess.

Clean Floors: Clean floors help your guests not feel dirty walking around with socks or barefoot. If you have hardwoods and carpet, only vacuum. Using only a vacuum cuts the time it takes to sweep and vacuum, and a vacuum can be used on multiple floor surfaces.

Touch Up the Bathroom: Be sure to clean up any toothpaste from the sink, make sure there is toilet paper and put a little bleach in the toilet bowl. Quick touch ups in the bathroom go a long way.

Wipe Down Surfaces: Grab a microfiber cloth and wet it, and wipe down surfaces throughout the house. This can get gunk off counters in the kitchen and dust off other surfaces.

Fluff the Apartment: Mainly focus on the living room. Fluff your pillows and fold up blankets to create an inviting atmosphere.

Keeping to these basics and working swiftly are how you can quickly make your apartment look cleaner and inviting to your parents and other surprise guests. You can use these tips to clean your Connecticut apartment any time you are running low on time. For more information on apartments in Branford, Hamden/New Haven, Norwalk or Stamford, give leasing consultant Desiree a call or text at 203-223-1665 or visit www.CTBestApts.com.

Apartment Style 101: Bringing Color Back for Summer

Posted On: Friday, May 27th, 2016

How to incorporate summer colors into your apartmentWith the summer season in full swing, people are starting to bring out summer decorations and ideas to give their apartments a fresh color and look. There is a good chance you want to do the same, but you might not know where to start. The best way to begin decorating for the summer is by bringing back those fresh, summer colors.
Here are a few colors and ideas to bring color back for the summer in your apartment or home:
Orange: A vibrant orange is an instant energizer in any room. A wall decal is a great way to incorporate it into your space and get a punch from this exciting color.
Yellow: Yellow is a bright and happy color that brings a smile to your face and simply can lift your mood. You can use yellow in artwork or accent pieces such as a pillow to let light and sunshine into your room. Using yellow with a soft color like gray or white can make it pop even more. (more…)

Art in Public Places in Stamford Downtown

Posted On: Monday, May 16th, 2016

Art in Public Places in Stamford DowntownArt can be an elegant way to express one’s feelings. It can come in many different forms: music, sculptures, paintings, dance, animation and much more. Even from a young age, people have always been able to listen to music or look at art and appreciate the time and effort put into making it. Some of us even enjoy it so much that we pursue making our own art as a career or vigorously on the side. With its annual Art in Public Places event, Stamford Downtown tries to accommodate both sides: those who love to make art and those who simply enjoy art.

Every year, Stamford Downtown plays host to a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit that is designed to bring together local and regional audiences; this year’s Art in Public Places exhibit is called “Downtown Expressions.” Starting June 1, 43 sculptures from 16 different artists will be displayed all summer throughout Downtown and at the Stamford Town Center. (more…)

Apartment Organization Made Easy

Posted On: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Apartment Organization Made EasyEven if you’ve already done your spring cleaning this year, there’s always room for more, and now is the perfect time to do some much-needed organizing. Here are some of our organizing tips for taking your apartment to the next level in organized style.

You’ll want to start by de-cluttering each room of your apartment. If you haven’t used that kitchen gadget or worn that shirt in a full calendar year, it can probably go; after all, there’s no sense in organizing it somewhere if you’re not going to use it anyway. You can either sell your unwanted items to secondhand stores or donate them to a local shelter or Goodwill.  While you’re at it, you can begin to sort things in various piles based on how you want to organize them. Find some important papers in a drawer full of office supplies? Put them aside for filing or shredding later.

Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to get organized. The task may seem daunting at first, but tackling the project room-by-room will definitely make it easier and less stressful. (more…)