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Located about 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, Burnsville is located in Dakota County and is an idyllic destination for families, singles and working professionals looking for the rural lifestyle. Many Burnsville homes and attractive real estate properties are located a short drive from the south bank of the Minnesota River. This area is best known for its large shopping center and recreational activities at the Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

Burnsville was the tenth largest city in Minnesota in the 2000 Census and has grown from a rural Irish farming community into an attractive suburb. Downtown Burnsville real estate properties include a number of modern condominium complexes, and residents of this area enjoy easy access to urban-style retail complexes, restaurants and entertainment. Burnsville homes are an attractive choice for young families, working professionals, students and anyone interested in living in the suburbs of downtown Minneapolis.

Burnsville is serviced by the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, which provides bus service between the city and several major hubs around the river, to downtown Minneapolis and some regional attractions. The majority of Burnsville residents travel by car, and many commute to downtown Minneapolis for work or school.

Many Burnsville homes, condos and apartment communities are located within walking distance or a short drive from Mille Lacs Lake, Black Dog Lake and the Minnesota River. Many Dakota Indians and the first European settlers built homes and communities around these lakes, and arrived by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. Remnants of early settlements still exist around County Road 34 and Judicial Road in Burnsville.

By the 19th century, Burnsville had become a resort town, and many Burnsville homes, cottages and properties were located around Crystal Lake, Orchard Lake and Marion Lake. When Interstate 35W was completed in 1960, Burnsville experienced a significant population boom and mass housing developments appeared across the city. The city is connected through several routes, including Interstate Highways 35W and 35E, County Road 42 and Minnesota Highway 13.

Today, residents of Burnsville homes, condos and apartments can enjoy easy access to downtown Minneapolis, which is about a twenty to thirty minute drive away. Other regional attractions include the Mall of America, the Buck Hill Ski Area and the Valleyfair Amusement Park. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is the closest airport to the city, and is easily accessible from Interstate 35E.

Burnsville residents can also enjoy an abundance of recreational and outdoor activities each season, since the city is home to 79 parks managed by the Burnsville Parks Department. Recreational lakes in these parks allow for boating, swimming, fishing and jet-skiing during the summer months, and residents can enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and other winter activities around the lakes during winter season. The Burnsville Skate Park and Burnsville Ice Center are two popular destinations for children, teens and adults of all ages.

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