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).

Corner Lot Development Opportunity in Bay Harbor Islands/Surfside, north of Miami steps away from the Ocean and Luxury developments$5,900,000
LUXURY BOUTIQUE PRIVATE PENTHOUSE$40,000,000
Miami Luxury Waterfront Penthouse | Bay Harbor Islands | Private Marina$6,101,000
Miami Boutique New Development with Private Marina | Waterfront | Bay and City Views | 2 bed + Den | 3 Bath | 2,583 Total SqFt$2,437,000
Welcome to Bay Harbour Island s most sought after views.$14,500,000
Beautiful 3 bedroom 3. 5 bath ocean front residence, several blocks away from Bal Harbour Shops.$5,100,000
NEW ON THE MARKET ! BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC DIRECT OCEAN, INTRACOASTAL MIAMI SKYLINE VIEWS !$4,750,000
Incredible opportunity to own one of the best penthouses in Bal Harbour.$4,500,000
Luxurious waterfront residence with stunning south east, direct ocean views that has just been professionally renovated.$3,675,000
LUXURIOUS OCEANFRONT BUILDING IN EXCLUSIVE SURFSIDE !$1,300,000
ABOUT THIS ONE OF A KIND L PH unit.$2,580,000
Penthouse One bedroom facing NE.$445,000
PRIME LOCATION FOR DEVELOPERS OR LANDLORD TRYING TO BUILD OR ADD TO THEIR PORTFILIO.$2,500,000
LOCATION LOCATION ! ! ! BEST PRICE IN THE BLDG.$348,000
Bal Harbour luxury oceanfront building.$1,200,000
Luxury building on the ocean.$699,000
LOT SIZE 5, 600 Sq. Ft FOLIO 14 2235 006 0840 SUB DIVISION ALTOS DEL MAR NO 5 PRIMARY ZONE SGL FAMILY MUNI.$850,000
Spectacular OCEANFRONT 2 2 located in one of Bal Harbour's most exclusive building.$985,000
Sought after and stunning Bellini building THE BELLINI LUXURIOUS Beachfront PRESTIGIOUS sought after building IN BAL HARBOUR ON THE OCEAN WITH OCEAN, BAY AND CITY VIEWS.$2,300,000
RARELY AVAILABLE HIGH FLOOR 07 LINE AT THE BAL HARBOUR 101.$1,850,000
Amazing views of the waterway from this bright and spacious corner unit.$389,900
Best deal for a totally renovated and tastefully decorated, ready to move in residence at the Iconic Balmoral building.$1,370,000
Bay Harbor s most prestigious boutique building.$850,000
Direct ocean views from this corner unit at the coveted Bal Harbour 101 Condominium.$1,875,000
Enjoi living in thr prestigious Balmoral condominium located in the heart of Bal Harbour and across the street from the exclusive Bal Harbour Shops.$1,995,000
Corner DIRECT Ocean Front Views from this fabulous 11th floor with wrap around balcony.$1,499,000
LOCATED IN SURFSIDE, ONE OF THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN MIAMI, BEACHFRONT APARTMENT, WITH WRAPAROUND BALCONY, THIS 2 BEDROOM CONDO, 2, 5 BATH WITH EXTRA LARGE LIVING ROOM HAS A VERY ...$615,000
BEST OPPORTUNITY ON THE ISLAND !$275,000
Amazing single family home located at 300 88th St, Surfside, FL.$950,000
NO SHORT TERM NO AIRBNB. Best Priced 2beds 2baths in a Boutique building of only 7 floors and 57 residences.$620,000
Do not miss the opportunity to live the exclusive islands of Bay Harbor this oversized 2 beds 2.$337,890
Stunning direct ocean and bay views, rarely available NE view !$589,000
1409SF READY TO MOVE IN BRAND NEW APARTMENT.$789,100
DIRECT OCEAN BEST UNIT IN BUILDING !$1,445,000
Beautiful turn key unit in highly desired Bay Harbor Islands.$890,000
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