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Fifteen miles to the south of downtown Minneapolis, on the Minnesota River’s South Bank in Dakota County is the bedroom community of Minneapolis and Saint Paul known as Burnsville.

A suburb of the Twin Cities, Burnsville in Minneapolis is home to approximately 61,630 residents in the 55044, 55306, and 55337 zip codes. The average household income in Burnsville is around $65,021, slightly above the state’s average. Home values in the area are also slightly above the state’s average, estimated to be around $224,419.

Locals love Burnsville’s “Heart of the City” for its mixed-use town center spanning 54 acres. The Pedestrian-friendly area features retail shops, commercial spaces, a community park, and a diverse combination of housing options.

Burnsville receives approximately 32 inches of rain each year and 45 inches of snow. Summer high temperatures reach about 83 degrees on average with winter lows of 6 degrees.

The colder months of winter are an ideal time to take advantage of the Buck Hill Ski Arena, an outdoor powdery playground for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. Buck Hill Ski Area also offers lessons, racing, and other snow-packed adventures. And during the warmer months, residents of Burnsville enjoy playing golf at a variety of private and public courses in Burnsville and surrounding areas.

Students living in Burnsville receive their educations via three school districts. The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 educates 70 percent of the city’s students. Rosemont-Apple Valley-Eagan Independent School District 196 covers an additional 20 percent of the city’s education system, and the remaining ten percent is educated via the Lakeville Area Public Schools Independent School District 194.

Burnsville is home to the headquarters of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority at the Burnsville Transit Station, so public transportation is always close at hand.

Tree-lined streets and small downtown charm create the ambiance of Burnsville, Minnesota, but it’s proximity to the twin cities along with their resources gives it the urban vibe of convenience.

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