I knew before we arrived where we would be living for a while and I had already earmarked a couple of schools I wanted to visit and consider and ruled out the one just around the corner (Glenelg primary). Also we knew from the off the areas we wanted to consider to buy in when we were ready. We actually narrowed it down a lot further within a short time of arriving and then focused more on smaller area based on the primary and high schools and their zones etc.We had included being in an area down on the flat (Warradale/Glengowrie and a few others) but also up more in the hills. As it was, we soon only really focused on a hills area based on schooling and property choice available. Like you, being able to walk to school is a big plus point and we can do that from our home here with ease.