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. Let's Talk Crime Prevention!

    Join our Behavioral Health and Community Risk Reduction teams for a free workshop on common scams, identity theft, home safety and personal safety reminders. Learn what to watch out for, prevention tips and what to do if you fall victim to a crime. Optional Registration Requested
  2. Tinsel, Treats and Giving Holiday event

    Oh what fun! You're invited to our holiday event on Dec. 15, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Diamondhead Education Center! Join us for a DJ, food pantry, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and coloring, visit Santa and his elf, face painting and sensory-friendly space. Details
  3. Save the Date: Polar Fest 2024

    Experience the coolest festival in Burnsville with all kinds of family-friendly outdoor games, sporting activities, entertainment, food vendors and more on Saturday, Feb. 10! Check out our events page for details