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 HARBOUR 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$9,500,000
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING - THE RITZ CARLTON 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$2,900,000
THE TIFFANY OF BAL HARBOU TIFF 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$775,000
OCEANA IS READY - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR CONDO OCEAN 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$3,200,000
Bright and beautiful - Harbour House 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$549,900
Turn Key ready unit directly on the ocean - HARBOUR HOUSE Harbour House 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$770,000
AMAZING RITZ CARLTON BUILDING - RITZ CARLTON 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$590,000
$9,400,000
STUNNING OCEAN AND SUNSET VIEWS FROM THIS ONE BED 1 1/2 BATHS IN PRESTIGIOUS BAL HARBOUR$759,000
Live - One Bal Harbour 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$975,000
Amazing flow-thru Residence - Oceana Bal Harbour 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$6,300,000
$2,700,000
This is it - OCEANA BAL HARBOUR C 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$11,500,000
BEST VIEW IN THE BUILDING - HARBOUR HOUSE Harbour House 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$799,000
Beautiful updated condo at the exclusive ocean front Harbour House in Bal Harbour$869,000
Brand new build out of the highly sought Mayfair model at the world renowned St$8,500,000
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$865,000
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$15,500,000
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$8,500,000
HARBOUR HOUSE RESIDENCE #314 - HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$588,000
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$1,300,000
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$690,000
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$7,295,000
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$549,950
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$2,299,000
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$2,175,000
Flow through fully furnished residence with 2 private terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Downtown Miami$1,100,000
BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW 2/2 UNIT WITH CERAMIC FLOORS - MINT AT RIVERFRONT 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami$525,000
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$849,000
3 bedroom floor to ceiling modern designer Penthouse with views over the skyline and bay$1,040,000
Most desirable 06 line located on the South Corner of Fendi Chateau$19,500,000
Amazing PH unit w/ unbelievable views - Artecity 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami$1,199,000
Great VIEWS at Harbour House Bal Harbour - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDO HARBOUR HO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$1,100,000
Ocean front corner unit with spectacular views - MALAGA TOWERS 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami$700,000
Rare opportunity to purchase an apartment in Tower 1 with a fully unobstructed NE view of the ocean$629,000
This large corner 4 bed/3 - ST REGIS BAL HARBOUR 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Florida$6,850,000
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