Lorraine Hancock

Lorraine and Noble Hancock were out looking for property in 1956 and were lost somewhere on Arastradero when someone suggested that they look into a new subdivision in the area. It seemed pretty far out, and they thought they didn’t like subdivisions, but they loved the Westridge property the found. They bought their 2 ½ acres on Mapache in 1957 for $16,000 when the only house was on the corner at Westridge.

Lorraine Hancock
Lorraine Hancock, July 8, 2010

The road stopped at the far edge of their property. When the rest of the streets went in shortly thereafter, prices doubled. It was neighborhood of stay-at-home moms, big families, and fourteen kids of the same ages who played together in traffic-free streets and walked or rode their bikes to school. 4H was a big activity for most of them. It was also where Tennessee Ernie Ford bought three adjoining lots and became an ordinary neighbor.

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