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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A spacious and tastefully remodeled 4BR/3Baths + Family Room Miami Beach home with walking distance to the beach and houses of worship
4 BR 3 bath
Split-level
For Sale
$749,900
Imported from Italy - ST REGIS BAL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,000,000
No photo available
8 BR 7 bath
Two story
For Sale
$35,000,000
Ocean to bay & city flow-thru - St. Regis Bal Harbour 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,250,000
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$710,000
Amazing and completely renovated 2 Bed + Den and 2 Bath in Balmoral Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$849,500
STUNNING APT - CARROLL WALK CONDO 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom 3 full baths - Bal Harbour 101 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,450,000
Amazing spacious 3 bedroom Northeast Oceanfront corner with panoramic views of the ocean and the coast
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,545,000
Pure ocean - MAJESTIC TOWER 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,950,000
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE MOST 1 BEDROOM DESIRABLE LINE IN THE BUILDING
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
896 sq ft
$599,000
Beautifully Remodeled Large Corner Unit - Kenilworth 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
No photo available
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,000,000
UNIQUE TURNKEY PH AT KENILWORTH BAL HARBOR - KENILWORTH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,280,000
Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$665,000
DIRECT OCEAN VIEW - Carlisle on the Ocean 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,000
Amazing ocean direct views from state of the art apartment in prestigious St
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,790,000
SPECTACULAR 1 BEDROOM/1 1/2 BATHROOM IN PRESTIGIOUS BAL HARBOUR
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
993 sq ft
$529,000
FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET - COMPLETELY UNOBSTRUCTED PANORAMIC VIEWS OF DIRECT OCEAN
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$10,950,000
No photo available
5 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$2,650,000
Enjoy GORGEOUS Ocean views from this lovely - CARLISLE ON THE OCEAN 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$589,000
This 6BR/6+1BA - 6 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
6 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$5,500,000
Beautiful Renovated 3/2 Home with large pool in Surfside
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$719,000
This is the House you were waiting for - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
House
For Sale
$679,900
No photo available
Multi-Family
For Sale
$1,400,000
Beautiful 3BR/2 - Island Pointe Condo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,900
No photo available
Land
For Sale
$1,400,000
Rarely available South West corner unit on a lower floor at the luxury Bellini in Bal Harbour
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,200,000
Spectacular ocean and and city views in the prestigious Balmoral in city of Bal Harbour
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$950,000
No photo available
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,395,000
If you're looking for a large house in Surfside - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$699,900
GREAT UNIT - CHAMPLAINE TOWERS SOUTH 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$540,000
TWO BEDROOM SUITE AT THE RITZ CARLTON BAL HARBOUR CONDO/HOTEL
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,050,000
FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET - COMPLETELY UNOBSTRUCTED PANORAMIC VIEWS OF DIRECT OCEAN
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$11,300,000
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
Terrific opportunity to own a Spanish home in beautiful Bay Harbor Islands
4 BR 4 bath
Single story
For Sale
$2,499,000
GREAT DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS - CARLISLE ON THE OCEAN 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$790,000
Champlain - North Tower - Champlain Towers North 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$640,000
Move right in - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$779,000
Beach House located on a double lot of 11 - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,280,000