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).

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3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,195,000
Alluring open concept condo in the luxurious Infinity at Brickell Condo available for sale
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$597,000
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2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
With just 30 residences available - LE JARDIN RESIDENCES 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$869,000
BEAUTIFUL UNIT IN EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY IN AVENTURA - MYSTIC POINTE TOWER 500 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
OCEANA IS READY - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,390,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath in the classic neighborhood of Key Biscayne
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$589,900
With just 30 residences available - LE JARDIN RESIDENCES 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$915,000
Beautiful and large PH 2 Bed 3 Bath + Den (Convertible to 3er Bed) with amazing views of the Ocean
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,090,000
Never lived in South Wast exposure corner unit in best of Bay Harbor Islands
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$929,000
With just 30 residences available - LE JARDIN RESIDENCES 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$839,000
This is the best 2/2 priced corner unit in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,795,000
A beautiful 2 story townhouse - VILLAGE PARK 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$556,500
EXQUISITE LANAI UNIT IN PRESTIGIOUS YACHT HARBOUR - YACHT HARBOUR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$725,000
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR BRAND NEW LUXURY DEVELOPMENT WITH PANORAMIC DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,400,000
THE ONLY UNOBSTRUCTED WRAP AROUND CORNER AVAILABLE
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$12,250,000
Le Nautique at Haulover 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,000,000
THE COSMOPOLITAN 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$780,000
This unique garden townhome has its own private entrance on Ocean Drive and a great private garden patio
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,850,000
Best unit in this brand new luxury boutique building
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$998,998
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
BEST DEAL IN THE BUILDING - 400 SUNNY ISLES BL 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$890,000
Spacious - One Island Place 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,000
Rarely available the 02 line on the 36th floor at Murano
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,250,000
Modern & luxurious new construction townhomes each with its own private rooftop pool
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,100,000
If your are looking for views - Le Nautique 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,400,000
Oceana Bal Harbour 1 BR Condo Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,100,000
AMAZING VIEW OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH - MYSTIC POINTE 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$569,000
Enjoy spectacular water views from this completely renovated
3 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$799,000
24th floor corner unit (on south side of building)
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$16,000,000
Get Ready to fall in love with this absolutely stunning home in the sky
4 BR 4 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,669,000
Ocean view - CASTLE BEACH CLUB CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,190,000
Incredible 2 bedroom/ 2 Bath at award-winning Ocean Bal Harbour
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,499,000
Rare 4 bedroom Penthouse Apt - Carroll Walk 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,499,000
LIVE ON BAY HARBOR ISLANDS - COLONY BAY HARBOR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$559,000
HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER high floor corner unit w/ Unobstructed 260-degree views of Intracoastal
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,790,000
Spectacular panoramic Intracoastal - L'Ambiance Beach Condo 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$780,000
LARGEST UNIT IN BLDG - PARKER PLAZA 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$535,000
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3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
CENTURY VILLAGE PARK 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
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