in the area

English speakers use the phrase "in the area" to talk about things that are in their city, town, or region:

Do you know of any good masseuses in the area?

"In the area" usually means somewhere that's less than an hour away. To talk about places that are further away, use the phrase "in the region" instead:

It's one of the oldest historical sites in the region.

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