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Lincoln

Why you'd want to live in Lincoln

Fast growing city. Located in the area of rapid suburban development of north of Sacramento. Lincoln is a city in Placer County, The original townsite was surveyed and laid out in 1859 by Theodore Judah along the proposed line of the California Central Railroad. The name "Lincoln" was conferred in honor of Charles Lincoln Wilson, one of the organizers and directors of the California Central Railroad. The CCRR was planned as a rail link between the cities of Marysville and Sacramento via a connection to the Sacramento Valley Railroad in Folsom. Grading from Folsom to Marysville commenced in 1858 and was completed to Marysville by 1860. Track laying began that same year and the rails reached the site of Lincoln in early 1861. At this point, due to a lack of funds, further construction on the California Central was temporarily halted and Lincoln experienced a small-scale boom as the northern terminus of this new road. Within a few years, however, more investors were found and the line was extended to Wheatland, in Yuba County, bringing an end to this early stage of Lincoln's development. This city is exceptionally livable with lots of local amenities that include groceries, foods & drinks, shopping, coffee, schools, parks, libraries & Books, entertainment, public transit, and fitness. The cost of living in Lincoln is low. It has a low crime rate, high employment and income per capita, high graduation rates and a stable housing market.