Congratulations on your upcoming move. I am a transplant from the Boston area and settled in to Silicon Valley 8 years ago. I think you will really appreciate the weather. I know I do everyday.
Regarding your move, there are lots of great high schools in the area. I am pasting the Santa Clara County Academic Performance Index for your reference. This benchmark will give you an idea as to how the testing scores are from school district to school district.
What is your definition of an easy commute? Do you judge an easy commute by distance or by time? What would be your comfort level as far as distance and/or time?
A little more detail would help in guiding you on areas that you may want to focus on. I noticed you indicated you are considering 95070. Is that one area you already have an interest in? Saratoga has a great high school and a lovely community. I think the commute to Fremont is reasonable from Saratoga probably ranging from 20 minutes - 30 minutes depending on the exact location and the time of day.
For the 2008-2009 school year, US News & World Report ranked Saratoga High School as 80th in the entire nation. Saratoga High achieved an impressive 928 API Score (California State Academic Performance Index) for the 2007-2008 school year.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
April Tavares, GRI, ASP
Realtor, DRE License #01742179