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).

Contemporary new condition furniture plus 2 flat TV's
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,900
Amazing Fully Upgraded Full 3 Bed / 3 Full Baths with Stunning Direct Ocean and Bay Views
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,300
Ocean Front - Spiaggia 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,500
STUNNING 2/2 LARGE CORNER UNIT WITH WRAP AROUND BALCONY IN THE HEART OF BRICKELL
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Annual unfurnished rental available for $5 - ONE ISLAND PLACE CONDO 1 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,700
Gorgeous town home with private entrance and garage in beautiful Surfside Beach
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Beautiful flow through unit with unobstructed ocean views at the luxurious St Regis Bal Harbour
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
3000 Island Blvd 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Charming 3 bedroom - Surfside 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Brand new construction and completely surrounded by water in a boutique bldg with only 41 residences
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$4,800
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
Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath - The Bentley Bay Condo 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,200
BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE INTRACOASTAL - Aventura Marina Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,150
Spacious furnished 3br rental in very desirable Bay Harbor Is
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,000
Beautiful 3/3 apartment - KEY COLONY ONE 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$12,000
Furnished 1bed/1bath - The Bentley Bay Condo 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
776 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,250
ENJOY DIRECT OCEAN & INTRACOASTAL VIEWS FROM 2 OVERSIZED BALCONIES
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
City24 Penthouse Club-Miami - City 24 Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,450
UNIT IS CURRENTLY BEING RENOVATED AND WILL BE READY FOR MOVE IN ON MAY 1
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
Stunning flow through unit at Murano at Protofino - MURANO AT PORTOFINO CONDO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$11,000
LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDS - AVENTURA MARINA CONDO NUM 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
One million view - AVENTURA MARINA CONDO NUM 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,750
Spectacular unit overlooking the water - Murano At Portofino Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,500
ST. REGIS 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
The most exclusive residence in South Beach - THE SETAI - and this is the best deal for the most desired view in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$14,500
ELEGANT AND VAST UNIT - PARKER PLAZA ESTATES COND 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
SLS BRICKELL - SLS Brickell 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Beautiful LARGE 1 - Aventura Marina TWO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
OCEANA IS READY - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$15,000
Luxurious condo at brand new Reach in Brickell City Centre
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,750
Gorgeous 3 beds/2 baths fully furnished apartment in the heart of luxurious Sunny Isles
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Welcome to your very own tropical paradise - CORNICHE CONDO 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,500
Best 01 line 3BD 4 Bth line in BRISTOL TOWER - Bristol Tower Condo 3 BR
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$9,000
Best deal for a recently remodeled 2+Den in the Greater Downtown Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Ready to move in - The Riviera Condo 1 BR
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
BE THE FIRST TO LIVE IN UNIT FOR RENT AT MIDTOWN DORAL WHERE MODERN DESIGNE MEETS SOPHISTICATION
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
SLS BRICKELL - SLS Brickell 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Spiaggia Ocean Condo 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Unique unit at the Ivy - Ivy Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,650
Spectacular panoramic Intracoastal - LAMBIANCE BEACH CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
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