How much of a smaller scale is Adelaide from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane? I'm trying to pick my 2nd choice, and since the quality of education is pretty much the same, it comes down to location. 1) which is closer to melbourne: Adelaide or Sydney? 2) how big is sporting life there (particularly water sports) - do they have prominent teams? 3) how quiet is Adelaide? Is it like some small town in the middle of Ohio or does it have a bigger feel than that? Thanks much! I'm a city girl, and while I'm leaning towards flinders as a 2nd choice, I'm not exactly certain.