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).

Gorgeous and Spacious 2 bed / 2 bath condo in the prestigious City of Bal Harbour$3,200
STUNNING DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS FROM THIS FULLY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM PLUS DEN 2 BATH RESIDENCE AT OCEANA$15,000
Ocean front building in one of the best communities - Bal Harbour$4,200
FABULOUS 2 BEDROOM AT THE HARBOUR HOUSE - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,600
Relaxing - Harbour House 2 BR$7,200
AMAZING TOURQUOISE WATER VIEWS FROM THIS 2 BED/2BATH$3,900
Enjoy DIRECT OCEAN views at the world renowned St - St. Regis Residences 2 BR$9,000
BUILDING directly on the bay in BAY HARBOR ISLANDS$3,750
Delightful oceanfront views from this light filled unit in the newly refurbished Harbour House$4,000
Breath taking views of the blue crystal of Bal Harbour Beach$3,600
AMAZING 2 BED/ 2 BATHS AT THE LUXURIOUS HARBOUR HOUSE$3,350
Beautiful and Large Apartment with amazing view - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR$3,600
Beautiful Penthouse in the heart of Bal Harbour area$4,500
Fantastic direct ocean-front residence at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Residences in Bal Harbour$15,000
AMAZING AND LARGE APARTMENT - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR$3,800
Lavish living - HARBOUR HOUSE 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$18,500
Amazing 1+ den + 2 full bathrooms in Oceana Bal Harbour$12,000
Beautifully finished 2 bedroom - St. Regis Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$18,000
Fully furnished 1 bedroom 1 - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$7,900
ONE BEDROOM HOTEL UNIT IN LUXURY RITZ CARLTON 5 STAR HOTEL$9,900
Brand new build out at the world renowned St - St. Regis 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$45,000
Fully Furnished beautiful 3 bedroom - 10295 Collins Ave 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$20,000
This spacious furnished unit with an open floor plan has two bedroom/two full bathrooms and a half bath with floor to ceiling windows$4,500
Luxury living at Bal Harbour Beach sands - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,000
Beautiful high floor two bedroom residence in the St$15,000
Luxury resort style living at the Harbour House - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,200
GORGEOUS 2 BED - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$12,000
OCEANA IS READY - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$12,000
Excellent unit - Harbour House Condo 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,700
HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,800
Amazing direct ocean views from state of the art apartment in prestigious St$20,000
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$10,000
Fully furnished and updated condo - Harbour House 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,800
Upgraded ocean view fully furnished 1 bdr apartment with the great paradise view available for rent$3,499
Private elevator takes you directly into this gorgeous north east corner unit with completely unobstructed view of the ocean$15,000
Beautiful views North with city and ocean view from this large luxury 2 bedrooms apartment located in the amazing Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour$9,999
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