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).

Great VIEWS at Harbour House Bal Harbour - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Direct ocean front elegant corner unit 2 Bed and 2/1 Bath
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$9,950
GORGEOUS OCEANFRONT COMPLEX IN BAL HARBOUR - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Enjoy direct ocean views at the world renowned St - St. Regis Residences 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$11,000
Live at the best location in the most luxurious lifestyle of Bal Harbour
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,500
This penthouse is exactly for you : 5 star location (ocean front with beach service included- chairs /umbrellas
1 BR 2 bath
894 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,300
Spectacular remodeled ocean front 2/2 with lots of custom built ins
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
MOST DESIREABLE LINE AT 5 star RITZ CARLTON; LUXURY TURNKEY 2 BEDROOM/2
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$20,000
Impeccable direct ocean front unit at the best building in Bal Harbour (South East Corner unit
2 BR 3 bath
Highrise
Rental
$18,000
This unit is not for everyone - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$32,500
Gorgeous fully furnished 2-bedroom penthouse unit on the 15th floor
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,950
GREAT LOCATION - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Spectacular Direct Ocean Views East & Intracoastal Views NW
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$32,500
OCEAN FRONT BUILDING - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
Beautifully furnished flow through floor plan w/10ft
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$13,500
Experience St - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$15,000
This bright corner unit apartment has floor to ceiling windows throughout and gorgeous views from every room
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Luxury living for the most discerning clientele - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$32,500
SERENO BAY HARBOR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,800
AMAZING HI END FURNISHED RENTAL WITH DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,000
Turn-key Direct Ocean 2bed/2 - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$17,000
AMAZING 2 BED OCEAN VIEW AND GARDEN - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
Bal Harbour beachfront - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,250
OCEANA ABL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
Rental
$28,000
Ocean Views - Harbour House Condo 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Resort style - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
This inviting designer residence with views of Atlantic Ocean will make you feel right at home
3 BR 3 bath
Highrise
Rental
$13,000
STUNNING DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS FROM THIS FULLY FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH RESIDENCE AT OCEANA
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$18,000
SEASONAL RENTAL AT RITZ CARLTON BAL HARBOUR THE MOST LUXURIOUS BUILDING OFFERS 3 BEDROOMS AND 3
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
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