within walking/driving etc. distance
: if a place is within walking distance, it is not far away, and you
can walk there easily
There are several good restaurants within
within walking/driving etc. distance of
Dr White lived within walking distance of
There are plenty of bars and restaurants
within walking distance of the hotel.
The job was not within driving distance of
within easy walking/driving etc.
distance (of something)
The park is within easy walk distance.
Fortunately the house that we were renting
was within easy driving distance of the shops.
striking distance'', ''within spitting distance''
striking distance: close enough to reach a place easily; very close to
By now, they were within striking distance
of the shore.
The French team are within striking
distance of the world record.
spitting distance: very close to someone or something
The ball passed within spitting distance of
: near enough to a
town or place for you to get there without too much difficulty; within the
distance that you can stretch out your arm to touch something
Keep a glass of water within reach.
within reach of
It was just lucky that we were within reach
of a hospital.
within easy reach
(=near enough to get to easily)
Around Salzburg there are literally dozens
of exciting places to visit - all within easy reach.
The beach is within easy reach of the hotel.
convenient/handy for something
if your home, office etc is convenient for or handy for a particular place,
that place is near it and easy to reach
''convenient to something''
The bus stop around the corner is probably
the most convenient.
restaurants convenient for shops and
The place where we live now is very
convenient for the school - it's only a couple of minutes on foot.
The house was in Drury Lane, very handy for
My husband works in London so we're looking
for a house that's handy for the station.
We found an apartment convenient to campus
and public transportation.
in your own backyard
: near the
place where you live - use this especially when talking about something that
you do not want there
Most people want the new airport so long as
it isn't in their own backyard.