Relocating from Chicago to job in Fremont. Need great high school and easy commute. Where should I start?

Asked by Peanut, Lake Villa, IL Sat Oct 17, 2009

Seems San Ramon and Dublin are more affordable than say Cupertino, Saratoga, etc....Am I missing something or are they just less desirable areas?

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Annie Nguyen, Agent, Fremont, CA
Sat Dec 5, 2009
You don't have to look further. It is right here in Fremont. Mission San Jose area 94539 zip code will provide you one of the best high school in the nation, Mission San Jose High school. Check it out on for their API scores. The Bart is about 5 miles from this area, It has easy access to freeways 680 and 880. The price for homes here runs from 850K to 1.4 M. Very nice area, quiet neighborhood, safe environment for your kids to walk home even at night. Beautiful tree lined street for you to take a stroll any time of the day. For more information, please ask me so I can guide you through the search for your new home.
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Stacy, , Chicago, IL
Wed Nov 18, 2009
Peanut. Might want to add we're also looking for a great community. Stacy
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April Tavares, , Saratoga, CA
Mon Oct 19, 2009
Hi Peanut,

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.

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The Laugesen…, Agent, Burlingame, CA
Sun Oct 18, 2009

welcome to California, great place to live. Look into Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Mateo and Burlingame, over the bridge however great schools too!!!! Not sure what your price range is however those areas all have great hight schools and great resale opportunity.
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Glen Mitchell, Agent, Half Moon Bay, CA
Sat Oct 17, 2009
If schools is your only criteria then yes you could go with San Ramon or Dublin, but as mentioned below the commute can be a drag. Have you been able to spend any time in the different communities? If you haven't already check out for more school info, test scores, parent recomendations etc. If money wasn't an object I would go with Saratoga out of the four choices. You might want to rent for awhile to get a good feel for where you truly want to be. Let me know if I can get you any further info.

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Susan & Shawn, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Sat Oct 17, 2009
It's more of a commute issue. The traffic is really bad from Fremont to both of those places. They are nice communities and you will definetly get more house for your money but will be frustrated with how long it takes to get to and from work. How great of a high school are you looking for?
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