The city of Lincoln rests at the base of the Sierra Foothills in Placer County with the cities of Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, and Newcastle located nearby. Situated on Hwy 65, Lincoln is approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, and 30 miles southeast of Marysville. A relatively new and thriving community, Lincoln implemented... Show all »
The city of Lincoln rests at the base of the Sierra Foothills in Placer County with the cities of Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, and Newcastle located nearby. Situated on Hwy 65, Lincoln is approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, and 30 miles southeast of Marysville. A relatively new and thriving community, Lincoln implemented a strong strategic plan in 2002 and as a result a variety of new office buildings, shopping centers, housing developments and custom home properties can be seen all around the Lincoln area.
Lincoln is a small community with big ideas that has combined beautiful new subdivisions with ranch homes and family style living to offers its residents a wide variety of housing options. Lincoln is tight-knit community with residents taking a keen interest in making sure that their community flourishes. The city has established a an arts and culture foundation, an active volunteer center, a plethora of community events, a thriving school district, a new library; private country club, championship golf course and a regional airport. Despite all the new growth, the city has a strategic growth plan that was written to maintain Lincoln's small town charm and honor its rich history.
Before the discovery of gold in 1848, the Nisenan Native Americans lived in what would become Placer County for hundreds of years. Shortly after gold was discovered, Placer County was formed from portions of Sutter and Yuba counties in 1851. Placer County's name comes from the Spanish word for sand or gravel deposits containing gold. In 2006 Lincoln was named "All America City" by the National Civic League prestigious All America City Award, an honor bestowed by the National Civic League recognizing communities of all size that have made major progress in meeting their most important needs.
In addition to being a thriving family-friendly community, Lincoln is also home to a variety of artistic businesses including the prominent Gladding McBean, the only remaining major manufacturer of ornamental hand-sculptured terra cotta in the United States. Each year the Lincoln Arts Council hosts 'Feats of Clay', a national ceramics event where artists compete to have their work displayed among the best contemporary ceramic art in the historic Gladding McBean terra cotta factory. In the summertime, Lincoln Arts produces its summer series of free Concerts-in-the-Plaza. On Saturday mornings, from June through September, residents shop the Lincoln Farmers' Market in Historic Downtown Lincoln.