Student or Learner
Meet people near you.
I think this sentence means meet people who live near you, but then, hypothetically at least, the meeting can take place in a place not near you.
I meet people near me at the other end of town so they can't follow me to my place. I meet the people who live near my home at the other end of town....
Or the sentence might mean
'Meet people at a place near you' and in this case it is possible that they don't live near you at all. The meeting takes place near you.
I meet students near my place. In general in a café or in a library. If they want to see me, then they have to make an effort and come to a place near where I live.
Is my analysis correct?