Lincoln is a northeastern suburb of Sacramento in Northern California. The city offers residents sunny, warm weather throughout the year as well as plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. A short drive from Sacramento, Lincoln residents can experience bustling city life whenever it is desired.
Climate & Geography
Lincoln experiences a hot-summer mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Rainfall is infrequent in the summer, and there are more sunny days than average.
The city is situated on low-lying land within the Sacramento Valley. The Auburn Ravine runs through Lincoln, and Coyote Pond is located within city limits. The nearby Bay Area produces delta breezes that help cool extreme summer temperatures.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Lincoln offers a variety of entertainment options to its residents. The city boasts a wide selection of golf clubs and parks available for locals to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather, including Turtle Creek Golf Club, Catta Verdera Country Club, and Auburn Ravine Park.
Lincoln is home to a number of breweries and wineries where visitors can relax and unwind. Thunder Valley Casino is a popular spot for enjoying a night of entertainment, featuring a number of games and live comedy. Downtown Lincoln is the historic part of the city that features shopping, dining, and entertainment options like the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. In addition, this area hosts community events and festivals throughout the year.
For more entertainment and sporting events, Lincoln is a short drive away from Sacramento. Residents can also travel easily as the Lincoln Regional Airport located in the northwest part of the city.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Overall, the cost of living in Lincoln is above the national average but lower than the state average. Housing costs are higher than the national average, but health care and grocery costs are below the state average.
California does not tax Social Security benefits, but all other forms of retirement income are fully taxed at rates ranging from 1 percent to 13.3 percent. The combined sales tax rate of 7.25 percent is similar to the national average, and property taxes are slightly below average.
The Sacramento metro area ranks in the top 55 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index. California ranks in the top 14 states.
There are no hospitals in Lincoln, but Sutter Roseville Medical Center, located 10 miles away in nearby Roseville, is rated high performing by U.S. News. Other nearby high performing hospitals include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital of Folsom. The closest nationally ranked hospital is UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.