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A+ Burnsville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Burnsville Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Minnesota
Burnsville
1088% more expensive than the US average
Minnesota
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Burnsville cost of living
B- Burnsville Crime Total crime is 24% higher than Minnesota
Total crime
3,0179% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 349% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Burnsville crime
C+ Burnsville Employment Household income is 5% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$66,22520% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,90510% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Burnsville employment
C Burnsville Housing Home value is 12% higher than Minnesota
Median home value
$215,30017% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04510% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Burnsville real estate or Burnsville rentals
C Burnsville Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Burnsville K-12 schools or Burnsville colleges

Living in Burnsville, MN

Burnsville is a mid-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 61,158 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (74% White). Given that fact, Burnsville could be considered less diverse than other cities. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 75% of the population considered married and 63% with kids under the age of 18, Burnsville could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Burnsville, Minnesota could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Burnsville and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, education, employment and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Burnsville has received a livability score of 73/100. This score is ranked in the 76th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Burnsville ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B-). Burnsville does not do well for the following: cost of living (D-) and weather (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Burnsville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Buck Hill, Paragon Odyssey 15, and ProKart Indoor Racing.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Burnsville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 164 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Burnsville is real estate affordability. The median home price for Burnsville homes is $215,300, which is 12.4% higher than the Minnesota average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Burnsville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 10% higher than the Minnesota average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Burnsville area were 6.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Burnsville, MN Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Burnsville, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Calhoun, Minneapolis8312.41,400
Diamond Lake, Minneapolis809.25,735
Morris Park, Minneapolis809.72,899
Hale, Minneapolis79103,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kenny, Minneapolis789.33,863
Armatage, Minneapolis789.44,528
Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul7712.919,204
Fulton, Minneapolis7710.46,092

Best Cities Near Burnsville, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Champlin, MN8428.723,929
Gem Lake, MN8323.7463
Falcon Heights, MN8316.35,534
Eden Prairie, MN8110.563,206
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Savage, MN814.329,399
Northfield, MN812220,405
Circle Pines, MN8127.34,947
New Prague, MN81217,534

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Burnsville, MN - Less Than Exciting

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My trip to Burnsville in October of 2008 was less than fun. The only good thing about the trip was The performing Arts Center. We saw some worldclass productions but the activities after the show were not up to par. There was not much of a night life in Burnsville for my boyfriend and I. We found ourselves spending most of our time in the hotel room because we just couldn't find anything to do. Finally we decided to go to the park and walk around for a while but even the park was not that much fun.

I am sure Burnsville is a great place to live because it is quiet and friendly but for a vacation it is not very interesting. I was expecting to be able to dance the night away or at least find a great place to shop but there was really nothing at all for us to do. Our original intention was to stay for three nights but we stayed for one night and two days.

I would like to say that I had a great time just walking around or sight seeing in Burnsville, but I was expecting a much more interesting trip than we had. The restaurants although, were actually nice and we did eat well.
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Source: The Burnsville, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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