Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,305 at the 2000 census.

The beachside Village of Bel Harbour has a rather fascinating history. It began life as an undeveloped swamp land that, in the 1920s, was owned by the Miami Beach Heights Corporation. By the 1930s, Robert C. Graham, one of the heads of the corporation, decided to finally develop the area, but his plans had to be temporarily shelved in 1940, when World War II started. During this period, Graham allowed the US Air Corps to rent the land for one dollar a year, and they used it to train soldiers and set up barracks and a POW camp there.

At the end of the war, the barracks building remained, and Graham soon after converted them into apartment buildings and moved in 25 families, in order to qualify for incorporation as a Village. Only after that was the swampland filled, and sea walls and a yacht basin built. Soon after that came the sewer systems, utilities, and water pumping stations were added. In 1947, the Village of Bay Harbour was reincorporated.

The name “Bal Harbour” has just as interesting origin as the place itself. Its original name was going to be Bay Harbour, but since the city is located on the beach rather than the bay, the planning committee nixed the idea and instead invented a name to describe this city that spanned from bay to ocean, the Atlantic. The “B” in “bay” was merged with two letters from Atlantic (“a” and “i”) to form the new word, “Bal.”

Bal Harbour’s beach, in fact, continues to attract residents and tourists today with its gorgeous landscaping and its jogging path, the only beachfront one of its kind in all of South Florida. Bal Harbour also happens to be known for its shopping. Bal Harbor Shops—which boasts such stores as Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Cavalli, Diane von Furstenberg, De Beers, Carolina Herrera, Miu Miu, and Feragami—has, in fact, ranked as the country’s best shopping center.

Bay Harbour also has a wide variety of fine dining at such establishments as Carpaccio, Lea’s Tea Room, Zodiac Café, and La Goulue. Its popular local bars, taverns, and lounges include 1 Blue, The View Bar, Aqua Soleil, and Emerald Lounge.

Besides the chain hotels available in the area, Bay Harbour also offers tourists such elegant options as the Sea View Hotel on the Ocean, Bal Harbour Quarzo, Fairfield Manor, and St. Regis Resort & Residences Bal Harbour (opening in 2011).

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2 BR 2 bath
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$21,000
Best priced 1 bedroom in the Bentley Bay - The Bentley Bay 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
776 sq ft
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$3,250
AMAZING OUTDOOR SPACE - THE COSMOPOLITAN 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
826 sq ft
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$3,500
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3 BR 2 bath
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$5,250
Key Colony 01 Amd 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,660
Spectacular views - Opera Tower 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,200
BRAND NEW BUILDING IN THE HEART OF MARY BRCIKELL VILLAGE
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,100
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2 BR 2 bath
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$3,200
One-of-a-kind townhouse prime Key Biscayne - KEY TOWNHOUSE CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$4,500
BEAUTIFUL 3BED/3BATH CORNER UNIT - WINSTON TOWERS 600 CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
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$3,150
KAI 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$4,500
NEW OCEANA IN BAL HARBOUR - brand new gorgeous luxury 2/2 apartment
2 BR 2 bath
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$18,000
Unit Furnished 2/2 - MYSTIC POINTE TOWER 500 C 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,100
Beautiful turn key fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 - Murano At Portofino Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$7,500
Never been lived developer sample unit - Opera Tower 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,150
Brand new 2 bed 2 bath in the heart of Brickell at Millecento designed by Carlos Ott and Pininfarina
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,050
Platinum Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
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$3,800
IVY 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,300
Seasonal rental from May 15- October 31 - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
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$4,500
Unobstructed Direct Bay Views from every room - Bentley Bay 1 BR
1 BR 2 bath
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$3,350
Renovated fully furnished waterfront condo - St Regis Apts 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,500
This unit feels like a house with a view - CITY 24 CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,300
Seasonal rental May 15- October 31 - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
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$4,000
AVAILABLE JUNE 1st - FULLY FURNISHED - THE RIVIERA CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,499
The Bentley Bay a 5 star Luxury Building - THE BENTLEY BAY CONDO 2 BR Highrise Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
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$6,500
Beautiful 3 bedrooms/3bathrooms apartment with spectacular intercoastal view
2 BR 3 bath
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$3,400
EXQUISITE FURNISHED 2BED/2BATH UNIT IN THE EXCLUSIVE COSMOPOLITAN
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,300
Be the first to live in this amazing flow through unit unbelievable sunrise and sunsets 3450 sqft 3 bedroom 4 Bath
3 BR 4 bath
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$25,000
Beautiful 2 story loft 2-bed/ 3 bath - Infinity at Brickell 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,200
SOLIMAR-ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE OCEANFRONT BUILDINGS IN SURFSIDE - BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS FROM THIS 2 BEDROOM
2 BR 2 bath
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$4,900
Corner condo in the exclusive Bentley Bay with amazing views of the Miami skyline
3 BR 3 bath
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$10,000
Oversized luxury apartment at the new Oceana Bal Harbour by Arquitectonica
1 BR 1 bath
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$12,900
BRIGHT - KING DAVID OF SUNNY ISLES 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,350
Beautiful new 2 bedroom + den with sliding door/ 3 bathroom unit at Kai at Bay Harbor
3 BR 3 bath
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$3,900
Enjoy panoramic views of Government Cut - Murano at Portofino 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
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$9,500
Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the ocean & skyline from one of four unique balconies at this one of a kind corner Penthouse
2 BR 2 bath
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$4,600
Direct water views from immaculate 2 bedroom / 2 - Ritz Carlton Grove 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$5,900
A turn-key residence all furnished and designed by Steven G ready to move in
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$10,500
ENJOY THIS STUNNING UNIT AT THE IVY IN BRICKELL ON THE 43RD FLOOR WITH TWO FULL MASTER SUITES OVERLOOKING AN INCREDIBLE VIEW OF THE WEST SIDE OF MIAMI
2 BR 2 bath
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$3,000
Breathtaking Bay and Ocean views - ATLANTIC III AT THE POINT 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
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$4,500
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