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. Faith & Blue

    Join our Police team for crafts, games, snacks and great conversation on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Cliff Fen Park! Faith & Blue is a national initiative facilitating safer communities through the connections of faith-based organizations.
  2. Homeowners Workshop

    Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, or planning to hire a licensed contractor, we'll provide tips, tricks and information to help set expectations on home projects at the Homeowners Workshop on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Reserve your spot!
  3. Halloween Fest

    Boys and ghouls of all ages are invited to an illuminated trick-or-treat trail with music, entertainment and of course candy on Friday, Oct. 27! Costumes are highly encouraged. Register for a spook-tacular night!