If you check out what sports your school choices offer there is a start. I know that Kensington there was a Rugby League and Rugby Union teams.. I spent alot of my teens swooning at the Rugby boys :embarrassed:.... and I know there is a Zumba class 5 mins down the road in Burnside..There is a huge outdoor pool, transport links are hourly but biking everywhere is a possibility for the kids. All lovely green leafy areas.. pricey but it definatly lifts the mood..
I live in Edwardstown.. and my parents in Burnside.. when I drive over to visit them I notice how much more trees etc they have in the Eastern Suburbs..I appreciate nature alot more now as around here there seems to be hardly any trees and in Burnside/ Kensington/ Hazelwood Park there is an abundance..silly to base my opinion on trees, but I know in the heat of summer I will want some trees for the shade!! But then there is no beach.. its a half hour drive away. hills 5 mins and city 10 mins.. I would have a think about what you want on your door step and what you dont mind driving to.
We moved into our Rental without even researching the area, and were pleased to find
Castle Plaza shopping centre only a street away, which is so handy, but on hindsight we wished we had gone abit closer to my parents in the east (babysitting reasons only).
But you drive everywhere here and everything seems to be around 30 mins or less to get too so Adelaides your Oyster really..