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).

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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$565,000
SUNRISE/SUNSET Enjoy the views from your balcony - Marbella Condo 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$705,000
Mirage on the Ocean - Mirage Surfside 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$798,000
BUILT IN 1991 - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$900,000
Beautiful renovated spacious bright home - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$745,000
Gorgeous unit - Vizcayne South Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$500,000
Panoramic direct ocean views surround this spectacular 3 bedroom / 3 bath unit at Setai Residences
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$10,900,000
Eighty Seven Park by Pritzker Award-winning Architect Renzo Piano
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,730,000
FABULOUS 18TH FLOOR UNIT WITH UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEWS
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,895,000
Premier Bal Harbour Village waterfront estate with approximately 200 linear ft
5 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$19,900,000
Extraordinary Opportunity to live on the Penthouse level of St Regis Bal Harbour's 5 Star Resort's Center Tower
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$12,995,000
Land Bal Harbour Miami
Land
For Sale
$1,950,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
Beautifull high rise Corner 2 beds 2 bath unit with 2 separate balcony at the Famous Spiaggia in Surfside
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$633,000
Welcome to luxury living at this beautiful beach front property with resort style amenities
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Luxurious and custom-built Tower Suite in Bal Harbour's Majestic Tower
4 BR 5 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$5,750,000
From sunrise to sunset - Vizcayne South Condo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,970,000
One of a kind townhouse located in gated community of Bal Harbour
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,999,000
This fabulous Surfside home has it all - 3 BR House Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$799,000
This spectacular residence features amazing Views from the 30th floor to ceiling windows throughout
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,490,000
Spacious and renovated 2/2 - Kenilworth 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,600,000
SPECTACULAR CORNER PROPERTY 2 BLOCKS AWAY FROM BEACH AND FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
3 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,600,000
One Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,500,000
THE PALACE - PRESTIGIOUS BUILDING IN EXCLUSIVE BAL HARBOUR
2 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,485,000
AMAZING HI END APARTMENT W/DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,799,000
Exclusive Surfside Waterfront home has 5 bedrooms - 5 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
5 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$2,800,000
THE TIFFANY CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
LARGE TWO BEDROOM + DEN IN A TROPICAL SETTING IN PRESTIGIOUS AZURE
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,190,000
Gorgeous view of Biscayne Bay from Master bedroom - Moonbay 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$557,000
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4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$939,900
Wonderfully updated 3/2 - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$749,000
One of the largest homes in Surfside - 3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Ranch
For Sale
$775,000
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE MOST DESARABLE ON THE MARKET
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$675,000
Meticulous 2 Bed / 2 Bath with direct ocean views at Setai Residences
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,300,000
CAPRI-on nearly two acres of Bay Front - CAPRI SOUTH BEACH CONDO 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
918 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$874,999
5 BR 7 bath
Single story
For Sale
$9,000,000
JUST LISTED - Riva Bay Harbor 3 BR Condo Ft. Lauderdale Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,890,000
Priced for immediate sale - BENTLEY BAY CONDO 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,695,000
Completely remodeled unit with breath taking views to the Bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
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