(a time) outside (somewhere)

Use this phrase to describe where a place is, in relation to a city:

It's 30 minutes outside of Chicago.

The time ("30 minutes") represents how long it takes to drive or travel there.

Sometimes people say "outside of ___" and sometimes just "outside ___". This is just based on the sound. If you're not sure, choose "outside of".

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