Burnsville Homes For Sale
Burnsville is a suburb just south of downtown Minneapolis on the banks of the Minnesota River. Originally a rural Irish farming community, Burnsville has quickly jumped to the ninth largest suburb in the metro area. Home to 3,300 acres of parks and wildlife, Burnsville is fifteen minutes from Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Valleyfair Amusement Park, Mystic Lake Casino, as well the Mall of America.
Median Home Price: $249,750
Burnsville has a wide variety of facilities and activities available for the whole family! In addition to a large assortment of family parks, Burnsville plays host to archery ranges, skate parks, indoor and outdoor skating rinks, community gardens, as well as a wide range of youth and community programs offered year round. Burnsville is also home to Buck Hill, and the Ames Center for Performing Arts providing a venue for concerts, plays, musicals, and comedians!
If you enjoy boutique shopping, head downtown to the “Heart of the City” with urban style retail boutiques and upscale living. If you prefer the bigger retail options Burnsville Center is the regional mall with a wide variety of stores from Air Traffic to Best Buy and American Eagle.
In addition to a wide variety of fast food chains and sit down restaurants, Burnsville offers a large amount of fine dining establishments. Perhaps you’re looking for more contemporary Italian cuisine at Chianti Grill, or a family owned spot for Middle Eastern fare at the Mediterranean Cruise Café, or a comfortable but elegant spot for hearty American food at Porter Creek Hardwood Grill. Whatever you’re looking for Burnsville has it all!
Burnsville shares their recycling department with Eagan and Apple Valley. The Recycling Zone is located in Eagan where all Dakota county residents can bring recyclables, electronics, chemicals and other items that cannot go in the trash.
Burnsville offers three public school districts:
- Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191
- Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Independent School District 196
- Lakeville Area Public Schools Independent School District 194
If you are unsure of where to enroll your child, feel free to contact the school district for further information
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority provides regional bus service between many transit hubs within the city as well as to many destinations south of the river and the Mall of America, downtown Minneapolis and Southdale Mall.
Burnsville is a Statutory Plan B city, which means the City Council consists of four council members and a Mayor, all elected, who are responsible for legislative and policy decisions. The City Council then appoints a City Manager who is responsible for administration of city business and management of city staff.
Irish and Scottish farmers who came up the river from Saint Paul originally settled Burnsville. There is some conflict on whether or not the town was named for one of the original settlers, William Byrne, since there were both the surnames of Byrne and Burns. The Dakota County Board authorized Byrnsville Township in 1858, and by 1960 the city incorporation of Burnsville was established. Burnsville originally had the present day downtown area of Savage, then known as Hamilton, until the borders were revised.