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).

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 PENTHOUSE FOR SALE | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | WATER VIEWS, BALCONY | 4 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | 5027 SF TOTAL
$8,318,000
Corner Lot Development Opportunity in Bay Harbor Islands/Surfside, north of Miami steps away from the Ocean and Luxury developments
$6,500,000
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | VUES SUR L'OCÉAN, TERRASSE | 3 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | PRIX À VENDRE !!!
$5,110,050
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | VUES SUR L'OCÉAN, TERRASSE | 3 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | PRIX À VENDRE !!!
$5,110,050
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | MEERBLICK, TERRASSE | 3 BETTEN + DEN, 4.5 BÄDER | PREIS ZU VERKAUFEN!!!
$5,110,050
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | OCEAN VIEWS, TERRACE | 3 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | PRICE TO SELL!!
$5,110,050
MIAMI PENTHOUSE À VENDRE | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | VUE SUR L'EAU, BALCON | 4 BED + DEN, 4.5 BATH | 5027 SF TOTAL
MIAMI | BAY HARBOR ISLAND | NEWEST VERTICAL COMMUNITY | 2bed 2Bath 1,366 sqft |Den convertible to 3 bed or office|Terrace 866sqft
$1,350,000
Onda Residences Miami Penthouse | 8-Story Luxurious Boutique New Development | Boater's Paradise with Private Marina and Direct Ocean Access
$7,487,700
Miami Luxury Waterfront Penthouse | Bay Harbor Islands | Private Marina
$6,101,000
MIAMI BAY HARBOR ISLAND | MEERBLICK, TERRASSE | 3 BETTEN + DEN, 4.5 BÄDER | PREIS ZU VERKAUFEN!!!
$5,110,050
Bay Harbor Islands Premium Location| 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Residence |  New Development
$1,360,000
Relish in old world charm of The Surf Club and enjoy state of the art Four Seasons hospitality in this exclusive, rare corner residence with architectural design by Richard Meier ...
$37,000,000
Land for development ! ! Existing single story waterfront home in quiet Surfside neighborhood can be used until you knock and build.
$8,500,000
FOR SALE ! ! 3 BED 3 BATH PEACE OF ART CREATED BY ROBERTO CAVALLI !
$6,200,000
Live in this spectacular brand new boutique building at BIJOU BAY HARBOR.
$3,600,000
Now offering this updated CBS home w solid concrete base foundation located on a large lot in quaint Town of Surfside.
$1,650,000
This is an unique 4 bedroom corner unit at KAI, going from front to back of the building.
$2,590,000
Come inside this wonderful full updated condo and enjoy amazing views of the intercoastal !
$949,900
Spacious and bright unit at Island Pointe Condominium in Bay Harbor.
$419,000
Looking to move before the season ?
$918,000
Incredible opportunity in Bay Harbor Islands to own a 3 bd 2 1 2 bath condo with views of the ocean and Bal Harbour.
$1,049,000
Stunning views from this high floor R line exposure of the intracoastal, the ocean, and the beautiful skyline of Miami.
$1,700,000
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