I see you are from Sherman Oaks so Traffic is no stranger to you.
I use to live in the valley as well and the the Conejo valley T.O., and now out in the I E.
I noticed your underlying question is hows the commute.
You can look at it a few ways.
1. you can go online on google in the morning and see traffic.
2. you can turn on cal trans traffic cams online.
3. you can get a motel in Corona and do the drive for working hours to test it out.
I usually ask people to do number three before I show them any homes.
I do not want them to know they can have a great home but be mad at the world because of the traffic.
You will probably also find the people are a bit friendlier out here as well.
FYI you will also find many live in places like las vegas and commute by flight into irvine as well.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992