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Burnsville - Town vs. County Stats

Burnsville - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Burnsville: $321,900 / County Avg $408,900


Avg Taxes in Burnsville: $3,300 / County Avg $3,000


Avg Sq. Ft. in Burnsville: 2,479 / County Avg 2,695


Avg Price per/ft2 in Burnsville: $130 / County Avg $152


Avg Walkscore in Burnsville: 29 / County Avg 21


Avg Year Built in Burnsville: 1982 / County Avg 1989


Avg Days on Website in Burnsville: 47 / County Avg 60


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Burnsville was once a rural, farming community which has since grown from 2,700 people in 1960 to become the tenth largest city in the state with a population of over 60,220 people. Burnsville is located in the Northwestern part of dakota county and is bordered by Apple Valley, Bloomington, and Savage.

The major highways that run through Burnsville are I-35E, I-35W, and HWY 13. These provide direct access to the outlying regions of Burnsville as well as neighboring cities including, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, and Apple Valley.

The Burnsville Park System contains approximately 1,750 acres spread throughout 76 parks. There are 16 community parks generally are 20 acres or more in size and include intensive recreational facilities, such as playing fields and courts, and/or natural areas for more individualized recreation. They are strategically located so that most households are within one mile of a community park. There are also nine preservation areas that are intended to remain undeveloped. They provide the neighborhoods with hiking trails in both natural open or wooded spaces. Some of the park amenities include ball courts, public beaches, picnic areas, playgrounds, ice rinks, and various athletic fields.

Burnsville is also home to two major regional facilities. Part of the Black Dog Unit of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 1,300 acres in size and the Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve, a 2,400 acre regional park.

Burnsville is served by 3 different school districts, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district, and the Lakeville Area Public Schools district. These districts provide many different schooling options and each school will foster a great educational experience for any child.

There are many different types of attractions available in Burnsville. The city is home to a regional mall comprised of 1.2 million square feet, a variety of recreational opportunities including a major ski resort, over 2,200 businesses, and many fine lodging and dining facilities. There are also several attractions that are less than a 15 minute drive from Burnsville. These include the Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Valleyfair Amusement Park, Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and the Mall of America. Burnsville is also conveniently close to both Minneapolis and St. Paul which can provide exciting nightlife and endless entertainment.

There are thrilling annual city wide community festivals that occur in Burnsville. Every year they celebrate I Love Burnsville Week, an International Festival, Burnsville Fire Muster, and Burnsville Winter lighting. These community celebrations bring a great atmosphere to the town and are another reason why Burnsville is a wonderful place to live.