close to / near / next to

If two things are next to each other, it means they are immediately beside each other:

Ex) There’s a bank next to my house.

With the word “next,” we always use “to”:

Don’t say “There’s a bank next my house.”

If two things are near or close to each other, it means they are in the same local area (but not immediately beside each other):

Ex) There’s a bank near my house. = There’s a bank close to my house.

Don’t say “near to.”