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).

Stunning Centrally Located Highrise with Views over the Historic Miami River and Downtown Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$639,999
REDUCED $45k - Platinum Condominiums 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$540,000
ISLAND LUXURY TOWNHOMES TO BE COMPLETED IN 2017 - 330 Fernwood Rd 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,295,000
OCEANFRONT BOUTIQUE CONDO WITH DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$620,000
Aventura Marina II 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Only unit with an oversize terrace of 1 - Millecento 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$559,000
Sands 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,495,000
Be the first to live in the spectacular flow through unit with breathtaking ocean and city views
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,699,000
Private elevator takes you directly into this gorgeous north east corner unit with completely unobstructed view of the ocean
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,500,000
One of the highest Units in the very thought after 02 line
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,325,000
Ocean front corner unit with spectacular views - MALAGA TOWERS 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$700,000
Exclusive listing at the newest condo in Bal Harbour
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,190,000
Bright and spacious one bedroom - KEY COLONY 1 BR Condo Key Biscayne Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$579,000
Village at Seagrape 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$660,000
BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW 2/2 UNIT WITH CERAMIC FLOORS - MINT AT RIVERFRONT 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
Penthouse 2/2 Completely Renovated washer and Dryer in unit best unit in the building
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$538,000
Most sought after 02 line at Aqua-Gorlin Bldg - Gorlin at Aqua 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
This grand 4 - THE RITZ-CARLTON 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,033,000
Price to sell - Millecento Residences 2 BR Condo Brickell Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$540,900
This gorgeous - QUARZO BAL HARBOUR HOTEL 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
RARELY AVAILABLE SLOPE - KEY COLONY 3 BR Condo Key Biscayne Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,875,000
Gorgeous water views - WILLIAMS ISLAND 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$689,000
Amazing opportunity to own a unique 3/3 developers penthouse in one of the most elegant building in Brickell
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$865,000
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,900,000
ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ENTERTAINED - Mansions at Acqualina 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,900,000
Williams Island 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$519,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$685,000
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,900,000
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,200,000
Best 02 line Sun-filled 2B/4 Bath + Den in Bristol Tower
2 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,399,000
Amazing Fully Upgraded 3 Bed / 3 Full Bath in Luxury Waterfront Full Service Community in Aventura with Stunning Direct Water view
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
One bedroom - Yacht Club 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
740 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
Modern & luxurious new construction townhomes each with its own private rooftop pool
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,100,000
BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE INTRACOASTAL - AVENTURA MARINA 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$635,000
BRAND NEW 1 BEDROOM + DEN - Millecento 1 BR Condo Brickell Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Back on the market Highly desirable EAST exposure 2 bed 2 bath CORNER unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,100,000
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$12,950,000
An Intimate 9-story waterfront property consisting of only 41 residences on the Biscayne Bay shores of Bay Harbor Islands
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$655,900
Chic 3BD/3 - GORLIN AT AQUA 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,799,000
UPDATED 3/3 UNIT IN WINSTON TOWERS 600 - WINSTON TOWERS 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$645,000
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