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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 7, 2023
Burnsville is a relatively large suburb of Minneapolis, home to roughly 64,000 people as of 2021 population estimates. Residents aged 65 and over account for 16.2% of the total population, or 10,358 seniors. Minneapolis is part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network, as is the state itself, signaling its intent to improve housing, transportation and health and wellness initiatives.
Due to Burnsville’s proximity to major roadways and bigger cities, seniors have access to important services and infrastructure. Burnsville is located where Interstate 35 splits in two — taking residents directly to Minneapolis or St. Paul — and bringing visitors from every direction. There are 22 hospitals located within 25 miles of Burnsville, including the local M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital. The city also has relatively low health care costs.
According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities around Burnsville cost an average of $5,163 per month. The average cost for this level of care in Minnesota and the U.S. overall is lower by 12.8%.
Note: Data for Burnsville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.
Continue reading to see our list of the top 10 assisted living communities in Burnsville and the surrounding area.
Havenwood of Burnsville
Havenwood of Burnsville is a large, apartment-style senior living community located next to a church and a wooded residential area just blocks away from the interstate. It provides a continuum of care from independent and assisted living to memory care, as well as an all-inclusive enhanced assisted living program. Assisted living residents can choose from studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments that are relatively large compared to local alternatives. Havenwood of Burnsville ranks highly on our list for its size, location and amenities, such as its fitness center, spa and art studio.
The Lodges of Burnsville
The Lodges of Burnsville is tucked away inside the 178-acre Alimagnet Park where it provides general and complex assisted living care. With only 14 private rooms and a staff of several specialists, this community helps people with disabilities and additional care needs. Caregivers and nurses are on duty 24/7. Pharmacy and on-site physician services are available, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies. We included The Lodges of Burnsville in the top 10 as a relatively small and quiet alternative for seniors who'd like to avoid larger communities.
Suite Living Senior Care of Burnsville
Suite Living Senior Care of Burnsville is a midsize assisted living community located on the east side of Burnsville and just off Interstate 35 East. It also provides memory care in a separate, secure area of the community. Every assisted living unit has individually controlled heating and cooling, as well as a private bathroom with accessibility aids and an emergency alert system. The common areas such as lounges, activity rooms and dining areas are spacious with high ceilings and plenty of light. The nursing staff is available at any time, and physical therapy services can be provided on-site.
Located on Burnsville's northeast side, The Rivers has a resident capacity of 182 in assisted living and is one of the largest senior care communities in the area. Independent living and memory care is also available. Amenities include weekly banking services, a beauty/barber shop, group trips and scheduled transportation. Residents benefit from several wellness programs and features, including a swim spa with a whirlpool tub, exercise room, gardens and walking paths. The Rivers is ranked in our list of the best assisted living for its large apartments with uncommon features, such as decks, porches and bay windows.
Valley Ridge is a Christian-based retirement community operated by the nonprofit Presbyterian Homes and Services. It offers independent, assisted living and licensed dementia care in a large facility near downtown Burnsville. Pets are welcome, and the community has outdoor walking paths and a secure patio area. Additional care and treatment are available for residents with arthritis, joint pain, walking/balance difficulties or who have had a stroke. The community offers a complimentary realty and relocation program to help in the transition process.
Regent at Burnsville
Regent at Burnsville has an excellent location just across from the Burnsville Center shopping mall, and the local hospital is less than one mile away. This large retirement community provides a full continuum of care, as well as respite and spiritual services. Residents can relax and socialize outdoors on the patio, play billiards in the game room and visit the library. Groups and clubs based on shared interests provide additional entertainment, and the fitness room hosts senior-friendly exercise classes. The licensed nursing staff is always on duty, and additional personnel such as dietitians and social workers visit regularly.
Arbors at Ridges
Arbors at Ridges is a midsize assisted living community located opposite the M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital and within blocks of I-35. The community offers assisted and independent living programs and additional wellness services. The fitness center hosts daily exercise programs, and the community also features a chapel, movie theater, coffee shop and salon. Residents can go on weekly outings to nearby destinations or stay home for activities and classes such as art and writing.
Carefree Living Burnsville
Carefree Living Burnsville offers assisted living care in a two-story community equipped with accessibility features and an emergency call system. Housekeeping is available every day, as well as linen and personal laundry as needed. Residents can plant their favorite plants in the garden, take a walk on the paved paths and relax in the patio area. Scheduled activities include religious services in the chapel, group excursions, games and fitness programs, including seated exercises. The library and crafts room provide additional activities or simply a quiet place to unwind.
Located approximately six miles to the north of Burnsville in a towering high rise, Brookdale Edina is home to up to 377 residents in independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community features a hotel-style lobby with high ceilings, a restaurant-style dining room, a theater and a pool. There are 12 floor plan options for residents in assisted living, ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. Brookdale Edina secured a place on our top 10 list due to its large size and extensive range of amenities.
Sunrise of Edina
Sunrise of Edina provides assisted living and Alzheimer's care in an upscale facility located about seven miles away from Burnsville. Short-term stays are also available. Small pets are welcome at all levels of care, and the community has a secure outdoor space with gardens and paths. Residents have access to a spa area with a step-in tub and hydro jets, and each apartment has a bathroom and shower. Sunrise of Edina has a playground for young visitors to enjoy, and residents can go on group trips to nearby parks and other attractions.