I'm a NorCal guy as well and currently train in one main dojo and a common site in 2 others. I agree with the rest. Train them all.
By the way, the breadth of distance you've mentioned is huge, well over a hundred miles and at 5:00 oclock or so, you won't be getting anywhere fast. I currently commute 55 minutes to where I train and I don't fight traffic. I want to move but don't want a $500/mo rent increase either.
Where you live and work will probably greatly affect where you train.