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).

This large corner 3 bed/3 - St. Regis 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$35,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom - Harbour House Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,450
GORGEOUS 2 BED - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$20,000
STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS - HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
GORGEOUS AND FULLY REMODELED ONE BED IN PRESTIGEOUS HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Excellent unit - Harbour House Condo 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Beautiful & bright brand new 2 Bed + Den / 3 Baths in newly delivered boutique Kai building at Bay Harbor Island a few blocks from beach
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
SPACIOUS 2 BED/2BATH - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,600
Gorgeous town home with private entrance and garage in beautiful Surfside Beach
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Enjoy a luxurious life style at the Ritz Carlton Tower Residences
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,898
Beautiful One bedroom one and a half bath on very desirable line 06 on Brickell City Center
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Make it a season to remember - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$15,000
Welcome to Oceana - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 3 BR
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$49,000
Stylish 2 Bedroom/2 Bath corner unit in Millecento Condo by Pininfarina
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Magnificent - SOLIMAR 2 BR Penthouse Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$3,100
Striking Ocean views in this luxury residence - Sands Of Key Biscayn 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
SLS BRICKELL - UNCONVENTIONAL LUXURY AND TROPICAL SOPHISTATION
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Highly sought after Biscayne Model apartment boasting amazing unobstructed views of Ocean
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,100
Spectacular unit - BRISTOL TOWER CONDO 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,000
PRESTIGIOUS OCEANFRONT BUILDING IN EXCLUSIVE BAL HARBOUR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,200
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED 1BR/1 - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Spectacular Brickell Ave unit - THE METROPOLITAN CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
SLS BRICKELL - UNCONVENTIONAL LUXURY AND TROPICAL SOPHISTICATION
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
BRAND NEW BUILDING IN THE HEART OF MARY BRCIKELL VILLAGE
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Key Colony 01 Amd 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,660
AMAZING OUTDOOR SPACE - THE COSMOPOLITAN 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Best priced 1 bedroom in the Bentley Bay - The Bentley Bay 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
776 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,250
Nestled in the heart of Victoria Park - 544 14th Avenue NE 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,250
BEAUTIFUL 3BED/3BATH CORNER UNIT - WINSTON TOWERS 600 CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,150
Fabulous South of Fifth 2 bedroom 2 bath unit with huge balcony facing Southwest in the Cosmopolitan
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Spectacular views - Opera Tower 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Beautiful turn key fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 - Murano At Portofino Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
Renovated fully furnished waterfront condo - St Regis Apts 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Seasonal rental May 15- October 31 - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Seasonal rental from May 15- October 31 - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Unobstructed Direct Bay Views from every room - Bentley Bay 1 BR
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,350
Spectacular unit overlooking the water - Murano At Portofino Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,500
Luxurious 3Bed/3 Bath unit with top of the Line finishes
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
Beautiful Boutique Oceanfront building by renowned architect Luis Revuelta
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$4,500
FABULOUS 2/2 WITH DIRECT UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEW IMMACULATE CAN BE RENTED FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED ALL AMENITIES POOL
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
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