This is part of an advert describing a house:
It's a quiet, safe neighbourhood and the neighbours are very warm and friendly. The house is walking distance from stores and restaurants in the local town and a short drive from areas with excellent skiing and hiking.
My question is, would it be correct English to use the phrase mentioned above meaning near enough to walk to easily without a preposition like in or within?
Here are a number of examples that I have seen in some learner's dictionaries and they all come with a preposition:
- There are lots of restaurants within walking distance.
- Does she live within walking distance of her parents?
- The beach is within walking distance of my home.
- The Castle Inn is in easy walking distance of Fisher's Wharf.