There are plenty of hotels(pubs) to choose from and so many youguns to ask that you'll have no problems (particularly down in Seaford). We find Morphett Vale is ideally situated. We are central for 2 hospitals, about 5 shopping malls, Expressway into the city (currently being widened to 3 lane each way) and only a few minuets from some of the best beaches around. Further south is Aldinga airfield for air sports, nearly all beaches have life guards to join, there are dance groups around...........you name it, it's probably here. Being of the older generation, we're not so worried about entertainment. Just comfort, and that's what you'll find here in Adelaide metro.
FWIW, when we arrived I bought an old Morris Marina with a caved in drivers door for less than $500. That car took us on a tour of South Australia before I settled down to get a job. Then we bought a decent car, a Ford Cortina TD with the 6 cylinder engine but no air/con. This was in 1981.......I think