The aroundness of our world.
These phenomena—nearness, distance, direction—give the first basic structure of the aroundness. If we take these phenomena in their unity and uniformity, we can say that the aroundness in the world is the regional nearness and distance of the intimate with-which of concern. That with which I dwell in everyday concern is defined by the near and far, specifically by regional, oriented, directed nearness and distance. But both structural moments—region, near and far—imply being oriented to the concerned Dasein itself. Near and far as well as region have this characteristic reference back to concerned preoccupation. Only with this back reference seen from the vantage of environmental things. with this orientation of the near and far and of what is defined in the character of the region, is the full structure of the ‘around’ of aroundness secured.
So distance concerns intimacy, how close or distant from you is a cousin or lover, whereas nearness is regional, as in Delaware is near Columbus.