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).

Oceana Bal Harbor - New Luxury Development - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$9,500
Spectacular remodeled ocean front 2/2 with lots of custom built ins$3,800
The best view of the Atlantic Ocean from this wonderful 15th floor unit at Harbour House$4,499
Direct oceanfront elegant corner unit 2 bed 2 - BAL HARBOUR NORTH SOUTH C 2 BR$13,000
Enjoy amazing Sunsets in this beautiful Corner Unit modern furnished 2 bed/ 2 bath / 1 half bath with spectaculars views$7,500
Bright and beautiful - HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,000
Oceana Bal Harbour - Amazing direct Ocean view unit is located above the breezeway$17,000
Enjoy the beauty of the lush natural greenery around you in this beautiful bright Corner Unit modern furnished 2 bed/ 2 bath / 1 half bath$4,300
Unfurnished spacious flow-through 3 bedroom unit becomes available for annual rental from January 1$17,950
This is it - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$32,000
Bal Harbour luxury living - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,550
Rare opportunity to live at the luxurious and exclusive Fendi Chateau with only 56 residences$35,000
READY TO MOVE IN - 10295 Collins Ave 3 BR$16,000
Luxury resort style living at the Harbour House - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,200
Amazing 1+ den + 2 full bathrooms in Oceana Bal Harbour$12,000
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
Private elevator takes you directly into this gorgeous north east corner unit with completely unobstructed view of the ocean$15,000
Choice apartment in luxury oceanfront building in Bal Harbour adjacent to Ritz Carlton hotel$3,000
Amazing flow through unit 3 bed/plus staff 4 bath enjoy unbelievable sunrise and sunsets from both terraces$20,000
Great 2/2 unit totally furnished and in perfect condition$4,800
Available November 7th 2018 - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$8,900
Experience ultimate luxury with Ritz Carlton residences$10,000
Turn Key ready unit directly on the ocean - 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
Beautiful high floor two bedroom residence in the St$15,000
Beautifully finished 2 bedroom - St. Regis Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$18,000
HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,800
One of a kind 3 bedroom plus an Den and 4 - St.Regis Bal Harbour 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$35,000
Fully furnished 1 bedroom 1 - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$7,900
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