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English as she is wrote [Mar. 30th, 2009|04:30 pm]
I was considering the two phrases, "walking distance of" and "walking distance from", both of which I've seen used. The "of" version is what I'd consider more correct, and I wondered how common the other was after seeing it in an LJ bemoaning poor English (no, really).

Google has the answer (or at least a pointer):

"Walking distance of" (4,410,000 results)

"Walking distance from" (3,540,000 results)