Living Here

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Burnsville lies on a bluff overlooking the south bank of the Minnesota River upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River. Established in 1858 and incorporated in 1964, Burnsville is now the ninth largest suburb in the metro area and a commuter’s dream with easy access to Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Burnsville is a connected community providing a variety of services and experiences to more than 64,000 residents, 2,700 businesses, thousands of annual visitors and approximately 300 city staff and teammates.

Burnsville is home to a section of Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Buck Hill, part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Ames Performing Art Center. In addition, Burnsville’s downtown area is called the Heart of the City with urban-style retail and condominiums. Plus, Burnsville Transit Station serves as a hub and headquarters of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

Burnsville is a community where residents feel safe and welcome to be themselves, visitors find a place they want to come back to again and again, businesses are positioned for success and city staff and team members find meaningful work and opportunities to grow and evolve.

  1. Community Updates

  2. Community Garden Plot Registration is Open

    Whether you've got a green thumb or are looking to take on a new skill or hobby, grow your own fresh produce this year with a community garden plot at one of three parks! Reserve your garden plot
  3. Landscape for Clean Water Workshops and Grant Opportunities

    Spring feels like it's already here so let's look ahead to colorful yards doing great things for our environment. Check out opportunities to learn about raingardens and native gardens and how you can implement ideas into your own space. Additional Info...