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).

Nice & spacious apartment (2 beds & 2 - CARTLON TERRACE CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
Rarely available unit for rent in Bristol Tower - Bristol Tower Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,500
Beautifully Furnished 1 Bed+Den - Solimar Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,499
Beautiful 2 bedrooms plus Den - aventura marina II 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,400
AVAILABLE FOR SEASONAL RENTAL ONLY (3-7 MONTHS) - THE RIVIERA CONDO 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,250
If you want to live just five minutes from Bricekll and Downton
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$5,000
2 BR +DEN - AVENTURA MARINA TWO 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Rare opportunity to rent a 2/2 plus den at the cosmopolitan
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,800
CARLTON TERRACE CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Spectacular fully furnished - Infinity At Brickell 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,050
LUXURIOUS SKY HOME - Inifinity/Brickell Condo 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,150
Luxury corner townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2 1/2 baths in Bay Harbor Islands
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Beautiful Boutique Oceanfront building by renowned architect Luis Revuelta
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
Rental
$4,500
All new spectacular condominium paradise - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$16,000
INCREDIBLE UNIT IN KEY BISCAYNE'S EXCLUSIVE CASA DEL MAR CONDO
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$7,500
DIRECT OCEAN VIEW RESIDENTIAL TURNKEY UNIT 3 BEDROOMS
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$11,000
Gorgeous 2BR 2 - Azure Condo 2 BR Highrise Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,000
Be one of the privileged few to live in the most luxurious building in Bal Harbour
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$29,000
: Ocean Front - Spiaggia Ocean Condo 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,800
Live 2 blocks from the Ocean in this turn-key fully furnished residence ready to move in
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,800
Situated within a sleek 41-story glass tower on the beach
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,000
Williams Island 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,100
Aventura Marina 2 BR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,150
GALEN BREAKERS 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,200
Modern - Brickell Place Ph II Cond 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,800
Oceanea Bal Harbour 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
Rental
$10,000
This spectacular residence has been completely renovated
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$14,000
3 Bed/3 Bath condo with split floor plan - Terrazas Miami 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Luxurious 2 bedrooms 2 baths residence at the exclusive 5 Stars & 5 Diamonds St
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$14,000
A luxurious and modern 3 bedrooms plus den 3 - ST REGIS 4 BR
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
Move into the 5 Star SLS Condo/Hotel enjoy the amenities and access to the most prestigious Building in Brickell
1 BR 2 bath
995 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,000
Nice unit 2 Bed/ 2 Bath - 1100 Miami Ave S 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,050
BRAND NEW CORNER UNIT - SLS Brickell 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$4,000
Spectacular split level corner unit with unobstructed views of Brickell & Biscayne Bay
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,495
Reach at Brickell City Centre - Reach-BCC 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,900
LIVE IN PARADISE - Brand new building - Harbour Park 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,300
Amazing 2BD / 2 BTH in highly desired Platinum Condo in Edgewater
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
Casa Del Mar 3 BR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$6,200
SLS BRICKELL - SLS Brickell 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,700
Luxury Bayfront Penthouse on an entire floor embraced by an 1800sq
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
Rental
$11,500
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