We're pleased to hear you appreciated the apartment's furnishings and location . We respect that travelers visiting Asheville may have different world views and preferences when visiting urban centers. We know that staying in urban settings may not meet the expectations of all travelers but in downtown Asheville most businesses and local government services are centralized downtown. Its a small to medium sized town and with the surrounding mountains, most established businesses and organizations remain downtown in the central business district, which is where the apartments are located just on the edge of the city center. Downtown Asheville draws more than just tourists, but everyday people, which are who make-up the unique fabric of our City. We hope those choosing to stay at Downton Annie will appreciate the convenience and proximity to bars, cafes, bookstores, shopping, restaurants, and live music venues (less than 10 min walk). The social service agency you mentioned that is located on our street is one of many in the downtown that serves the homeless population. Homeward Bound is a local non-profit that moves people into permanent housing. While the shelter closed nearly 10 years ago, the agency currently provides invaluable support and advisory services in the mornings. If anyone looking for a convenient stay in Asheville with off street parking, quality furnishes along with a high standard in cleanliness and traveler care, we hope will consider Downton Annie as an experience as unique as the Asheville.