24 Jul Burnsville Minnesota
Burnsville – One of the Best Places to Live in Minnesota
This popular suburb is southeast of Minneapolis. Burnsville has a population of 61,302 and features an abundance of shopping, parks, and restaurants. Money magazine rated Burnsville as the 84th best city to live in the Nation. Safehome.org rated Burnsville as the 15th safest city in the State of Minnesota. Average commute time is 23.9 minutes, and is located just a short drive to Mall of America and the International airport. The average home price is $275,700 and 64% of the residents own their own home. The average median income is $67,397 a year and unemployment is 2.5%. Home appreciation was up 6.5% in the last 12 months. Burnsville is known for its diversity and was rated an “A” by Niche.com for it’s ethnic and economic diversity. The city is blessed with the Ames Performing Arts Center which opened in 2009 and includes cultural events, dramas, dance and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists.
Burnsville is served by the highly rated Independent School District 196 and also by Independent School District 191.