Local Group. Article #28. Vol 7, pg 431.
The term “local” is clearly relative. In the context of the astronomical term “local group”, the term “local” doesn’t refer to your neighborhood, your city, country, or even your own solar system. “Local group” refers to a group of about 20 galaxies that hang out together, with the group including our Milky Way galaxy at one end of the neighborhood and the galaxy Andromeda at the other end, a scant 2,000,000 light years from us.
In case you’re curious, that’s 11,756,999,620,000,000,000 statute miles, or just a shade under 12 quintillion miles. If you left today for Andromeda, driving a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, which has a top track speed of around 200 mph, it would take you just 6,706,168,408,852 years (6.7 trillion) to get to the neighbors’ place.
“Local Group.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2010. Vol 7, pg 431.