Welcome to the city of Burnsville Minnesota
Burnsville was a rural, primarily Irish, farming community in 1960 with 2,700 people to know what has become the tenth largest city in the State of Minnesota with a population of over 60,000 people. Burnsville is located south of Minneapolis and St Paul and just over the Minnesota River bridge. The convenient of this suburb offers access to both downtowns and Burnsville also offers unusually good public transit – Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
Burnsville, Minnesota, is a dynamic Twin Cities community that features close proximity to many wonderful attractions, recreation, restaurants, and shopping. Some examples are …
Events sponsored by the city
I Love Burnsville Week
International Festival of Burnsville
Heart of the City 5K, 10K & 15K
Burnsville Winter Lighting
The city of Burnsville has 1,800 acres of parkland throughout 79 parks and follows a Parks and Trail Master Plan. Only a third is developed for recreation and the remainder is preserved as natural habitat. This includes the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge– and Murphy-Hanrahan Park Reserve. Burnsville has 58 playgrounds and 11 recreational lakes. The most heavily used lakes are Keller Lake, Crystal Lake, and Alimagnet Lake. Burnsville has on a professional ice rink – Burnsville Ice Center. The city also features the newly developed “Heart of the City”.
Burnsville has an active Chamber of Commerce and offers many eating, shopping and hotel suggestions at www.burnsvillemn.com
Two school districts split up Burnsville, one is School District 191 and the other is School District 196. The District of 196 has about 9000 students includes 10 elementary schools with kindergarten through grade 5 (some with voluntary pre-kindergarten programs), three middle schools with grades 6-8, one high school with grades 9-12 and one alternative high school. The 191 District also includes one of the most extensive Community Education programs in the state, serving newborns up through senior citizens.
The city of Burnsville Minnesota offers so many compelling reasons to visit and live here, from the events, shopping, convenient location to both Minneapolis and St Paul and quality of life!