I know that you feel as though the west is best, if you didn't you wouldn't be looking over at Saratoga Springs. The good part is the city is one of the safest, the bad part is everything is expensive and there is absolutely nothing to do here.
I feel like if I was born maybe in the 60's that living in Saratogo Springs would be more eventful than today. However, I was not born with that luxury, so I have to tough it out until graduation. We have lived in the same home since childhood, as my dad says it wouldn't be wise to sell in this climate.
Taking all of this into consideration, Saratogo Springs might not be the best move for someone who has children. Younger children, maybe, but teenagers and young adults don't have much to do here in the city so traveling is a must. Take that into consideration when checking it out, you will be surprised when you really see it!