How close is close? At one point I lived 2 km (=1.24 miles) away from the office, which I felt was quite nice. I usually walked that distance even though it took about 20 minutes to walk, but I took it as my daily exercise. That's why some birds build a nest into my car's engine compartment, as the car was standing there unused for so long.
(I have no idea why I didn't use a bicycle, probably I just didn't feel like buying one, and felt carrying a laptop bag is easier while walking. Oh and if it rains, I hate cycling as I am supposed to wear some kind of plastic coat in order not to get wet, not just keeping an umbrella in one hand while walking.)
Now my work trip is 32 km (almost 20 miles), but it is fine as long as I can use a car. It takes around 25 minutes to drive there even during rush hours, as I am driving "against" the traffic, most drivers are going to the opposite direction to me.
Which reminds me that today I am supposed to change my winter tires to summer tires, so better to go do it right now...
It's about a mile. Compare to 25 miles before my move. If course, the office is also moving soon, but even after that, the distance will be only about 5 miles.