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. Splash into Summer Fun

    Cool off at Nicollet Commons Park and Cliff Fen Park - all water features are up and running. Enjoy a beautiful weekend at Burnsville parks!
  2. PRIDE Celebration

    We'll be jamming out with a DJ, having a blast with festivities like face paint and glitter tattoos, arts and crafts and yard games, relax in our sensory-friendly areas, join us for a color walk and grab lunch from the Corndog Company food truck. Celebrate with us!
  3. 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.