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).

MIAMI PENTHOUSE À VENDRE | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | VUE SUR L'EAU, BALCON | 4 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | 5027 SF TOTAL
$8,318,000
MIAMI PENTHOUSE ZU VERKAUFEN | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | WASSERBLICK, BALKON | 4 BETT + DEN, 4,5 BADEZIMMER | 5027 SF TOTAL
$8,318,000
MIAMI PENTHOUSE ZU VERKAUFEN | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | WASSERBLICK, BALKON | 4 BETTEN + DEN, 4.5 BÄDER | 5027 SF TOTAL
$8,318,000
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | MEERBLICK, TERRASSE | 3 BETTEN + DEN, 4.5 BÄDER | PREIS ZU VERKAUFEN!!!
$5,110,050
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | VUES SUR L'OCÉAN, TERRASSE | 3 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | PRIX À VENDRE !!!
$5,110,050
Custom Corner Residence at Bellini Bal Harbour, Miami
$4,195,000
ELEGANCE AND LUXURY ON THE BEACH AT BELLINI TOWER IN BAL HARBOUR
$4,195,000
Waterfront New Development Corner Residence in Bay Harbor Islands with Boat Docks
$869,000
MIAMI|BAY HARBOR| NEWEST VERTICAL COMMUNITY|Water view|2 bed 3 bath plus convertible 3bedroom den sqft 1616| terrace sqft 340
$1,675,000
MIAMI PENTHOUSE À VENDRE | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | VUE SUR L'EAU, BALCON | 4 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | 5027 SF TOTAL
Spectacular Water & City Views | 3 Bed 3.5 Bath | 1,657 Sqft Indoors | 549 Sqft Outdoors.
MIAMI | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | NEWEST VERTICAL COMMUNITY | 3bed 2Bath 1,229 sqft |Den convertible to 3 bed or office|Terrace 656sqft
$1,268,100
Onda Residences Miami Penthouse | 8-Story Luxurious Boutique New Development | Boater's Paradise with Private Marina and Direct Ocean Access
$7,487,700
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | MEERBLICK, TERRASSE | 3 BETTEN + DEN, 4.5 BÄDER | PREIS ZU VERKAUFEN!!!
$5,110,050
Miami| Water Front| BAL HARBOR| 4 bed 4.5 bath | 2,405 sf
$3,495,000
Miami Bay Harbor Islands | Water Front Penthouse | 4 Bed  | 4.5 Bath | 2,405 SQFT
$3,495,000
Miami Bay Harbor Islands | Resort-style Residences | 2 Bed + Den | 2.5 Bath | 1,450 SQFT
$1,350,000
Bay Harbor Islands Premium Location| 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Residence |  New Development
$1,360,000
MIAMI | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | 2+ bed 2 Bath |1,366 SQFT
$1,350,000
Miami Bay Harbor Islands | Water Front | 3 Bed + Den | 3.5 Bath | 2,374 SQFT
$1,950,000
Discover the Pinnacle of Luxury in the Excelsior model at St.
$24,500,000
Just reduced ! Unique turn key unit at St.
$11,500,000
Beautiful oceanfront unit at the exclusive Fendi Chateau Building with only 56 residences.
$10,750,000
First time on the market !
$7,950,000
WATERFRONT BAY HARBOR ISLANDS JEWEL, 4 BED 4.
$6,750,000
Exquisite turnkey corner residence in the prestigious Oceana Bal Harbour.
$6,600,000
Explore the opulent lifestyle of Oceana Bal Harbour.
$6,200,000
Magnificent extra large PH apartment at this magnificent Bayfront boutique condo in Bay Harbor Islands.
$5,550,000
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR Luxury living in Bal Harbour.
$5,040,000
Welcome to Unit 602 at The Bellini in prestigious Bal Harbour !
$4,900,000
Beautiful remodeled home in best location in Surfside FL 2 blocks from ocean, community center, banks, Bal Harbour shops and more !
$4,099,000
Introducing Unit 604 at The Bellini in the heart of Bal Harbour !
$3,750,000
This stunning 2 bedroom Den Third Bedroom, 3 bathroom furnished condo is located in the luxurious One Bal Harbour right next to Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour on Collins Avenue.
$3,490,000
Exceptional Oceanfront Living !
$3,400,000
Tucked away on Bay Harbor Islands and perfectly removed from the hurried pace of Miami, THE WELL Bay Harbor Islands is the first of its kind a place where you ...
$3,295,000
Desirable 5 star amenities oceanfront Solimar Condo lots of natural light one bedroom, den optional second bedroom with two full bath unit.
$949,300
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