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"6th Largest Twin City Suburb"

The southern suburb of Burnsville is the Twin Cities’ sixth largest suburb and is considered a bedroom community, or commuter city, for both Minneapolis and St. Paul. With much of the city lying along the banks of the Minnesota River, Burnsville has a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiast. In fact, Burnsville has something for everyone: Buck Hill for the downhill skier; Alimagnet Dog Park for dog lovers; and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge for nature lovers.
  • Buck Hill
  • Alimagnet Dog Park
  • MN Valley Wildlife Refuge

"Burnsville Real Estate"


Do you recognize these names: Pipa soloist player Gao Hong, actor Cedric Yarbrough, actress and ice skater Kirsten Olson and Christian music artist Sara Groves. So what do these people have in common? Aside from being noted for their talents, all of them have been residents of Burnsville at one time.

With more than 2,200 business establishments catering to the day to day requirements of an estimated 60,220 residents, Burnsville, Minnesota is definitely a booming city. It is thus not surprising that throughout Minnesota, it has been ranked number four in terms of retails sales and number ten in terms of the quantity of manufacturing firms.

Population Profile

The 2000 census indicated a total of 24,261 housing units in Burnsville, with around 15,633 families. Of the 23, 687 households, 34.1% had minors living with their parents. A huge percentage or 87.54% of its residents are Whites followed by Asians (4.08%), African Americans (4.07%) and Latinos or Hispanics (2.86%).

A meager 3.7% of the families here are classified as living below the poverty line. Not bad for a city with a median income of $57,965 for households and $67,979 for families.

Those considering Minnesota relocation may want to consider relocating to this suburban community. Burnsville’s growth was highly influenced by the 1960 completion of the Interstate 35W’s. There are a lot of real estate investing possibilities like upscale housing and apartment units, condominiums, and even land.

Commercial Districts

Burnsville boasts of a lively and diverse commercial district consisting of a 1,275,703 square foot mall (Burnsville Center) as well as grocery stores, strip malls and restaurants located along Country Road 42. It has a good public transportation system operated by the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority. However, most of the residents make use of their own vehicles for areas not serviced by the bus service.

The short travel time to the commercial district is also convenient for most residents who spend from 15 to 30 minutes to commute to and from the Valleyfair Amusement Park, Mall of America, the Buck Hill Ski Area, the downtown areas of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and even the St. Paul International Airport. Burnsville is also adjacent to the cities of Lakeville, Savage and Apply Valley.

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