Originally Posted by Talk2meg00se
What if I'm driving into downtown during semi-atypical hours? (i.e. into @ 930AM ish out of 8PMish?)
That should be OK, but like other's have said, downtown isn't a bad idea.
Another option is to take the train in. I know people who live 30-40 miles away and take the train to work from the OC. Much better living there iMO- especially if you have kids. MUCH LESS traffic and larger houses/yards. Parking is rarely an issue.