Located at the confluence of two major interstates – 35E and 35W – Burnsville, Minnesota offers something for everyone. With a population of 61,203, Burnsville is the ninth-largest city in Minnesota and was founded by European settlers in 1855. The earliest inhabitants on record were the Mdewakanton Dakota, who followed the nearby Minnesota River and settled there due to the abundance of water fowl and game animals.
Major Burnsville attractions include Buck Hill, a regional downhill skiing destination, a regional mall named Burnsville Center, and the Heart of the City, which contains a variety of urban-style retail, residential and entertainment options such as the Ames Center for the Performing Arts. Burnsville has a total of 79 municipal parks and 11 of Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes.
Transportation options abound since Burnsville is the hub and headquarters of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), connecting the city to downtown Minneapolis and other southern metro communities to the north, west, east and south. There are also several medical facilities and clinics located in Burnsville, including Fairview Ridges Hospital and a major presence by Park Nicollet and other healthcare organizations.
Burnsville is predominantly contained within the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, but a significant portion is in districts 196 and 194. For more information about Burnsville, please visit the city’s website or the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce site.