Living Here

Come and Connect, you belong here

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. Party on the Plaza

    Mark your calendar for June 8 from 4 - 9 p.m. Don’t miss Burnsville’s ultimate summer celebration series! Party on the Plaza promises an evening of all-ages fun featuring live entertainment, food trucks, community booths, games and more.
  2. Burnsville in Brief

    This past April, we kicked off the month with the annual State of the City, we welcomed our new wellness dog, Doc, to the Police Department and completed water treatment repairs seamlessly. All this and more in Burnsville in Brief...
  3. Juneteenth

    We're celebrating Freedom with the Black community. Festivities include musical performances, lots of dancing, kids crafts and more. Plus, grab a bite from Cave Café and Samosa Sambusa food trucks. Mark your calendar!