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proximity (noun) nearness.
A house in the proximity of a school is a house near the school. Proximity to people in power is being close to people in power and enjoying the advantage. When you are in the proximity of a college, you live very near the college.
- The houses being in the proximity of the factory, the people living in them are exposed to the pollution of poisonous gases from the factory. The people have been advised to move to a distant place.
- He chose to live in that house because of its proximity to a good school in the area. The school is so near his home that his children can walk to the school.