Lincoln City, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information
Lincoln City is a beachfront city in Oregon, located in Lincoln County. The city is a consistently popular vacation destination in the Pacific Northwest and has a variety of bed and breakfasts, hotels, restaurants and more.
History of Lincoln City
Before settlers reached the areas on the Oregon Coast, the majority of the area was occupied by various Native American tribes. The area where Lincoln City currently exists was part of the Coast Siletz Reservation, which was established in 1855. Previously, tribes had occupied the areas around the Siletz and Salmon River. In 1887 the Dawes Act was passed and non-tribal settlers moved into the area as well. The early settlers of this area made a living through hunting, fishing and farming the land. In the early 1900s, the area became a logging location as well. Several other small communities used to exist where Lincoln City is now. In March of 1965, most of these communities were incorporated to create Lincoln City. The previous communities included Oceanlake, Taft, Wecoma Beach, Delake, Cutler City and Nelscott. The name Lincoln City was chosen in a contest as using one of the other community names was thought to be too controversial. Lincoln reflects Lincoln County, which was named after Abraham Lincoln. Currently, the city thrives on tourism and retirement.
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Parks and Recreation
Lincoln City Community Center is a full-featured community center that is open all year for children, families, seniors and visitors to the town. It gives both public access and membership access. The center features a 25-meter pool with a water slide and diving board. Another instructional pool features warm water and there is also a hot tub that can fit 12 people. The center also has a gym, weight room, cardio room, basketball court, track for running or walking, a senior center and a rock climbing wall. The wall is 24 feet and supervised. The center offers a variety of other classes and activities on an ongoing basis.
The Lincoln City Community and Recreation Center can be contacted via Gail Kimberling, the Community Center Director at 541-557-1137 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The main telephone is 541-994-2131. The center is open Monday through Sunday and detailed hours are posted on the website.
The same contact information is also applicable for Lincoln City Parks. The parks are available for rental at various prices. Taft Waterfront Park can be rented for $29 per hour, while Regatta, Dorchester and Siletz Bay parks go for $12 per hour. The Kirtsis Park Ballfields and Lincoln City Skatepark are also available for daily or hourly rentals.
Attractions and Activities
Lincoln City is filled with outdoor activities and plenty of opportunities to do them. Blue Heron Landing offers fishing on Devils Lake and provides rentals for boats, equipment and bait purchase. Eleanor's Undertow offers all the equipment and licenses you need to get out and look for clams, mussels and crab. They can be contacted at 541-996-3800 and will be glad to give you information on hot spots. The Oregon Surf Shop provides rentals for kayaks and they can be reached at 541-996-3957. Whale watching is a popular pastime in the area and Tradewinds Charters provides opportunities to do that as well as deep sea fishing. Contact them at 541-765-2345 for more information. Green Acres Beach and Trail Rides offers both trail and beach rides. They also give horseback riding lessons.
Some other attractions in town include the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, the Chinook Winds Casino, which also has a golf course, and the Connie Hanson Garden. For shopping, the Lincoln City Outlets offers 65 retail stores with brand names and the Lighthouse Square Shopping Center also offers a variety of stores.
Visit the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce website for more information on attractions and activities in town.
Find up to date information on Lincoln City events by consulting the calendar at http://www.oregoncoast.org/calendar. Some popular events throughout the year include the Fall Kite Festival in October, the Old School Classic Car Show in August, the Siletz Bay Music Festival in late June or early July, the Summer Kite Festival in June and the Crab Feed & Classic Wooden Boat Show in April. The Tide Pool Clinic is held every month at various times and introduces visitors and residents alike to the wonders of the local beaches and water. The Chinook Winds Casino holds a variety of musical acts and events throughout the year as well.
Contact Wendy Weimer to find out more about Lincoln City, or for information on real estate and relocation to this beautiful Oregon Coast town.