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).

AMAZING 2 BED OCEAN VIEW AND GARDEN - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,200
Experience St - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$15,000
Welcome to Oceana - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
Rental
$40,000
Beautifully furnished flow through floor plan w/10ft
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$13,500
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
OCEANA IS READY - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$13,500
Be the first to live in this amazing flow through unit unbelievable sunrise and sunsets 3450 sqft 3 bedroom 4 Bath
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
Rental
$23,000
AVAILABLE NOW - NEW OCEANA IN BAL HARBOUR - brand new gorgeous luxury 2/2 apartment
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$15,900
Miami Riches Real Estate presents 2bed/2 - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$12,500
Miami Riches Real Estate presents 2bed/2 - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$13,000
Available now - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$18,500
UNIT IS CURRENTLY BEING RENOVATED AND WILL BE READY FOR MOVE IN ON MAY 1
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
A RARE TO FIND PENTHOUSE NOW AVAILABEL AT LUXURIOUS TIFFANU BUILDING IN EXCLUSIVE BAL HARBOUR ON DIRECT BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$5,400
Luxury living for the most discerning clientele - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$32,500
Resort style - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Oceanfront location in Bal Harbour known for world class shopping
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$12,900
GORGEOUS AND FULLY REMODELED ONE BED IN PRESTIGEOUS HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Spacious 3 bedroom apartment with a spectacular intracoastal view
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
Magnificent - SOLIMAR 2 BR Penthouse Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$3,100
Luxury living south of fifth with big terrace next to unit for entertainment with ocean view and city views
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$4,950
Spectacular unit overlooking the water - Murano At Portofino Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,500
GORGEOUS 2 BED - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$20,000
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
Condo
Rental
$4,600
Elegant one bed plus den - The Cosmopolitan Res 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Best priced 1 bedroom in the Bentley Bay - The Bentley Bay 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
776 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,250
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
Stylish 2 Bedroom/2 Bath corner unit in Millecento Condo by Pininfarina
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath - The Bentley Bay Condo 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,200
Unique unit at the Ivy - Ivy Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,650
Breathtaking Bay and Ocean views - ATLANTIC III AT THE POINT 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Desirable -06 line designer unit with the most spectacular views of the Ocean and the Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$11,000
SLS BRICKELL - UNCONVENTIONAL LUXURY AND TROPICAL SOPHISTICATION
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
The Ivy 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
SLS Brickell 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$4,300
AVAILABLE FOR SHOWINGS AUGUST 4TH FULLY FURNISHED AND BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED 2/2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$9,800
Seasonal rental May 15- October 31 - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Spectacular views - Opera Tower 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Enjoy a luxurious life style at the Ritz Carlton Tower Residences
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,898
LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDS - AVENTURA MARINA CONDO NUM 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS - HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,100
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