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Burnsville and its 60,000 residents are just 25 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul and are considered part of the metropolitan area. By itself, Burnsville is the 14th largest city in Minnesota. The past half century has seen Burnsville undergo a modern transformation that continues to this day. The city was not incorporated until 1969 nor fully constructed until the early 2000s, so much of it is new.

A current project, “Heart of the City,” is the final piece in an ongoing redevelopment plan that has already transformed Burnsville’s downtown into “the place to live, work, shop and play.”

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Burnsville’s story is a tale of two cities, divided in time by the completion of I-35W in 1960 that brought with it an influx of new citizenry.

It was the Native American Dakota who first lived and hunted here. European settlers began arriving in the region around the 1840’s. They were farmers. In time, meatpacking became a main industry. But for most of the first half of the 20th century, thanks to its rich natural landscape peppered with grand lakes, and like most satellite communities around the Twin Cities, Burnsville was a resort town that drew the urban rich.

As late as 1950, less than 600 people called Burnsville their home. By 1970, it was almost 20,000. By 1990, the population had more than doubled from there, to over 50,000 residents. A true boom town.

Parks and Recreation

Burnsville spans nearly 30 square miles, plenty of space for over 75 parks that cover more than 1,700 acres and offer every amenity imaginable: multiple, professional-sized ball fields and courts, ice and roller skating rinks, boat launches, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, playgrounds and picnic areas.

Burnsville distinguishes itself with two long public beaches, trails set aside solely for mountain biking and an archery range, too. Crystal Lake is the city’s main natural attraction and summer activity spot. In the winter, Buck Hill converts to a popular local ski slope.

There are adult sports leagues from softball to hockey, youth leagues, community gardens, an 18-hole golf course and a seven-acre dog park. In a state known for shopping malls, the Burnsville Center and its 150 stores stand out.

The recently-built (2009) Burnsville Performing Arts Center seats over a thousand and has a packed events calendar featuring classical music performances, country and pop stars like Clint Black, local plays and musicals, stand-up comedy, arts shows, historical presentations and more.

Burnsville celebrates several annual festivals that attract people from all over Minnesota, including arts and jazz fairs, the family-friendly “Fire Muster,” a Winter Lighting show of over 200,000 bulbs and the self-indulgent “I Love Burnsville Week.”


Burnsville is served by the three school districts: Burnsville-Eagen-Savage (ISD 191, 70%), Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagen (ISD 196, 20%) and Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD 194, 10%). Combined, these districts comprise six preschools, 12 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. There are also two private elementary academies and three private kindergartens.

Major Employers

ISD 191 is Burnsville’s primary employer. The school district, Fairview Ridges Hospital and Goodrich Sensor Systems together employ nearly 5,000 residents. Pepsi-Cola has a bottling plant in Burnsville, adding another 600 to the list of gainfully employed.
Over 2,500 local businesses thrive in Burnsville, highlighted by modern industries like health care and information technology. Finance, insurance and professional, scientific and technical services are the city’s biggest industries.

As part of the Minneapolis-St.Paul metro area, residents have access to some of the biggest corporations in the country. Target, U.S. Bancorp, Xcel Energy, Ameriprise Financial and Ecolab are just some of the firms that are headquartered in the Twin Cities.

Contituent Populace

According to the 2010 Census, Burnsville’s median household income, at over $60,000, is above the state average. It’s also a pocket of youth, with a median age – 35.9 – six years younger than Minnesota as a whole.

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