His apartment is in the proximity/vicinity of the new shopping mall.

His apartment is close to the news shopping mall.


Do both proximity and vicinity of the first sample in the above and mean about the same?

Second, is it proper to see the first as the second version in the above? Thanks.
1-- Yes.
2-- I don't understand the question.
Thanks, Mister.

I mean--does the second version correctly interpret the first?