life radius
n. The distance from home or work within which a person performs most of their day-to-day activities; the distance within which a person lives all or most of their life.

Example Citations:
Casual bigotry is dying off. Literally. Old people and their parents with a life radius of 30 miles.
—Will Durst, “Equal Is as Equal Does,” The Huffington Post, March 29, 2013

Now snow just means putting away my cute shoes, getting up extra early, and a decreased life radius; I basically never leave my county.
—Jamie Lynn Neal, “Snow,” A Single Girl’s Journey to a Life of No Regrets, November 27, 2013

Earliest Citation:
While trying not to be on a high horse, I drove my car 4,000 miles in the last year, because I moved close to work.

Recognize that YOU having a life-radius greater than a couple miles is what caused this.
—mdh, “Oil spill: Here’s what you can do to help” (comment), Boing Boing, June 18, 2010

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