Burnsville is situated on the south bank of the Minnesota River. It is the 10th largest city in Minnesota with a population of over 60,000 residents. It’s easily accessible from downtown Minneapolis and from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport; a 30 minute and 15 minute drive respectively. The city takes its name from William Byrne, an early Irish settler who purchased some land here in the 1850s.
Burnsville is an attractive city for families due its strong community feel, natural landscape and numerous year round sporting, entertainment and family oriented activities. The city has plenty of schools on offer; two high schools, three middle schools and 10 elementary schools.
Burnsville has mostly two story single family homes built from the 1960s to mid 90s. Pricing ranges between $250k-$400k. There are some townhomes are available. Single family homes are generously sized with 3 to 5 bedrooms, and 2 to 3 bathrooms and ample storage. Many feature outdoor decks or porches to take advantage of lake or pond views.
Things to Do
There’s something for everyone in Burnsville whether it’s outdoor or indoor activities you’re after. The city has 79 parks, 58 playgrounds and 11 lakes. Crystal Lake is the one that is most used in summer for water sports, such as fishing, boating, jet-skiing and swimming.
Burnsville Ice Center has two professional ice rinks for skating and ice hockey. Buck Hill offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing in winter and mountain bike trails in summer. Burnsville Center Mall has all the well known brands as well as boutique shops and eateries.
The city has a wide variety of dining options on offer, with American, Asian, Italian, Mexican and Mediterranean to name a few. The Roasted Pear serves up their signature chicken wings, and Jo Jo’s Rise and Wine is a favorite local coffee shop and wine bar.