What are the best areas 20-30min outside of centeral adelaide?
Considering your wife and kid, you'll want at a 3 bedroom house. 2 bed, possibly and office in the third?
East of the city you're looking at the upper class suburbs, you'll see prices for 3 bedroom homes from around $400 per week and up. West, North and South are cheaper and all around the same if you're looking at city fringe suburbs.
You'll probably find nicer places for value around Colonel Light Gardens, Mitcham, Clovelly Park. The first 2 being a bit greener, Clovelly Park is lacking in trees. For perspective, I lived in Colonel Light Gardens in a 2 bedroom unit for $285 per week. I now live in Brompton in a 2 bedroom 2 storey townhouse at $330 a week.
If you're looking at selling your current house and buying, there's a lot of land and housing development far south as Aldinga. But also up North as well.
What are the top 10 suburbs for internet speed ?
Avoid Mawson Lakes and Morphett Vale from experience. Their speeds can get horrendous, but Morphett Vale depends on which side of the river you're on too.
CLG that I recommended is on one of the larger exchanges, but also the speeds are around 16mbit on average. You'll find more info on http://www.adsl2exchanges.com.au
What is the best school district for public education ? Idealy an area with pre-school, primary school, highschool.
I'm biased to Private as I worked at a private school, but it's expensive, has a waiting list. But some private schools are all in one shop like the one I worked at. As I said, CLG's has a lot of schools scattered throughout with both pre, primary and high schools close by.Weekend activities for a 3-4 year old in the area ?
Zoo, parks, beaches, playgrounds, there's a lot of them around. Just have to look for them. Sports are all over the place too.
What are pre-school prices like over there per day/week (without gov assistance) ?
Unsure, you'd have to ask someone with kids.What are petrol prices like right now ?
Better than they have been if you fill up on a cheap day.What is construction industry like over there right now ? Any big jobs coming up ? Who has the contracts ? What plant operators are most in demand ?
Housing construction is taking place with house and land packages to the far south and far north of the city. A commute from either of these places with peak hour is 45-60 minutes.
Bigger jobs are all over the place, there's been a push for a lot of development. The new hospital is being built, plenty of roadworks going on with the South Road Expressway being built and a lot of roads being upgraded.
What trade do you have under your belt already? or your current work?