Welcome to Lincoln! South Lincoln is Lincoln’s fastest growing area with shopping, fine dining, fabulous golf courses, and lots of employment opportunities. It’s only 15 minutes away from downtown and everything downtown has to offer. Beatrice is a beautiful, historic community in its own right, home of the Homestead Monument and boasts an historic downtown. Crete boasts a pioneer heritage and participation in the Building Welcoming Communities Campaign. It’s also home to Doane College, a small liberal arts college with a 140 year history.