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City of Burnsville

Burnsville stands on land that once contained a village of Mdewakanton Dakota. Later, it became a rural Irish farming community. Burnsville became Minnesota’s 10th-largest city in the 2000 Census following the construction of Interstate 35.

Burnsville is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 61,311. Living in Burnsville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Burnsville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Burnsville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Burnsville are above average.

Nicollet Commons Park is one of the first “town square” style parks to be developed in the metro area suburbs and serves as the focal point of Burnsville’s Heart of the City (126th Street and Nicollet Avenue). The park features a 250-seat amphitheater for concerts and events, open green space, places for patrons to sit and enjoy lunch and a water feature. Park hours are 5 a.m. to midnight.

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