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).

Oceanfront location in Bal Harbour known for world class shopping
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$12,900
amazing 2 bed ocean front at bal harbour - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$4,200
AVAILABLE FOR SHOWINGS AUGUST 4TH FULLY FURNISHED AND BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED 2/2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$9,800
Available now - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$18,500
AMAZING VIEWS FROM THIS DIRECT OCEAN FRONT UNIT - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$4,200
A RARE TO FIND PENTHOUSE NOW AVAILABEL AT LUXURIOUS TIFFANU BUILDING IN EXCLUSIVE BAL HARBOUR ON DIRECT BEACH
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
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$5,400
Desirable -06 line designer unit with the most spectacular views of the Ocean and the Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Highrise
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$11,000
This large corner 3 bed/3 - St. Regis 3 BR
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$35,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom - Harbour House Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,450
GORGEOUS 2 BED - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$20,000
STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS - HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
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$3,100
GORGEOUS AND FULLY REMODELED ONE BED IN PRESTIGEOUS HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
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$3,100
Excellent unit - Harbour House Condo 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$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
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$3,400
SPACIOUS 2 BED/2BATH - YACHT CLUB AT PORTOFINO C 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,600
Enjoy a luxurious life style at the Ritz Carlton Tower Residences
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$4,898
Gorgeous town home with private entrance and garage in beautiful Surfside Beach
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,500
Beautiful One bedroom one and a half bath on very desirable line 06 on Brickell City Center
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
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$3,000
City24 Penthouse Club-Miami - City 24 Condo 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,450
************************** KEY BISCAYNE SEASONAL RENTAL ************************ BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOMS
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$5,400
PRESTIGIOUS OCEANFRONT BUILDING IN EXCLUSIVE BAL HARBOUR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$5,200
Make this beautiful 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms soon to be upgraded unit at SLS Brickell Residences your new home
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,350
Renovated fully furnished waterfront condo - St Regis Apts 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,500
SLS BRICKELL - SLS Brickell 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,000
BRISTOL TOWER CONDO 3 BR
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
Rental
$9,500
Luxury townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2 1/2 baths in Bay Harbor Islands
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,400
BEAUTIFUL UNIT - BAY HARBOR CLUB CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,000
Beautiful 2 bedrooms plus Den - aventura marina II 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,400
Best priced 1 bedroom in the Bentley Bay - The Bentley Bay 1 BR
1 BR 1 bath
776 sq ft
Condo
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$3,250
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
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$4,600
Spacious 3 bedroom apartment with a spectacular intracoastal view
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$3,400
Striking Ocean views in this luxury residence - Sands Of Key Biscayn 2 BR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$4,200
Luxury corner townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2 1/2 baths in Bay Harbor Islands
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,500
Rarely available townhome with direct access to the pool and few steps from the beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$3,600
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
A luxurious and modern 3 bedrooms plus den 3 - ST REGIS 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
Rental
$25,000
Best 01 line 3BD 4 Bth line in BRISTOL TOWER - Bristol Tower Condo 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
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$8,499
CARLTON TERRACE CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,100
Luxurious condo at brand new Reach in Brickell City Centre
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
Rental
$3,750
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED 1BR/1 - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
Rental
$3,500
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