Burnsville is a town with plenty of history, an incredible school system and a strong economy. From the Heart of the City program to the wide variety of homes available, Burnsville real estate is an excellent choice for home buyers.
The first official settler of the Burnsville area was Chief Black Dog and 250 other Dakota in 1750. Black Dog Lake still bears the chief’s name. In the 1850’s, the area became primarily inhabited by Irish rural farmers, including William Byrne. Byrne donated land for the town school, church and cemetery and served as town chairman. The town was named after him, however, because of multiple recording mistakes, the name remains misspelled to this day. Burnsville was considered a resort town in the 1870s, and it’s easy to see why with the stunning views of the Minnesota River and Crystal Lake. The post-World War 2 housing boom catapulted Burnsville to one of the most populous suburbs of the Twin Cities, and homes of every kind began to crop up everywhere.
Location, Location, Location
Burnsville real estate is on the south bank of the Minnesota River and close to Crystal Lake. Residents can easily come and go through the metro area as Highway 35, County Road 42 and State Highway 13 are right in town. The Burnsville Transit Station is the headquarters for the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and provides regional bus service to five other suburbs as well. Nearby cities are Minneapolis, Saint Paul etc.
Independent School District 191 serves owners of Burnsville real estate, and it is 1 of only 3 schools in Minnesota to earn the Certificate of Excellence for more than 25 years. Burnsville High School has a brand-new fabrication lab, flexible learning space and activities center as well. It was also #1 in the state for participation and credits earned through College in the Schools program of the University of Minnesota.
To Do, To See
Buck Hill, a 310 foot ski peak, gives way to the town’s popular ski center. 2-legged and 4-legged residents alike love the Alignment Dog Park which is a section of Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. Feel free to hike through the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge or browse the offerings at the Burnsville Center. Downtown is currently being revitalized by the ‘Heart of the City’ program which aims to create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and attractive area with economically viable local businesses
Homes for sale in Burnsville
Homes for sale in Burnsville offer buyers countless opportunities for education, entertainment and economic growth. The Antonov Group is excited to find your own slice of Burnsville real estate!