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).

Property Info Price
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Miami's Newest Oceanfront Masterpiece Residences  - Oceana Bal Harbour
Beach Front Property
Condo
2000 sq ft
$5,000,000
Enjoy the quiet side of Surfside - 4 BR House
4 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$849,000
Breathtaking 180-degree views from this 2 bed/3 - Palace Of Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,425,000
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
Beautiful Oceanfront - CHAMPLAIN TOWERS SOUTH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$595,000
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
Magnificent panoramic direct ocean views from all rooms
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,999,999
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
Carlisle On the Ocean 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$760,000
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
Waterfront - WATERS EDGE 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,000,000
CO-OP BOUTIQUE HOTEL UNIT-Fully Furnished and Newly upgraded with annual income (2013) $57
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
Pure ocean - MAJESTIC TOWER 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,950,000
THE PLAZA OF BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$610,000
BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED 2/2 IN FABULOUS HARBOUR HOUSE - Harbour House 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$925,000
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
Kenilworth 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,285,000
Beautifully Remodeled Large Corner Unit - Kenilworth 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
ELEGANT - PEARL HOUSE 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$719,000
No photo available
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,000,000
THE PLAZA OR BAL HARBOUR 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
993 sq ft
$554,900
UNIQUE TURNKEY PH AT KENILWORTH BAL HARBOR - KENILWORTH 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,280,000
The Ritz Carlton Bal Harbor is an ultra luxury - ONE BAL HARBOUR RITZ CARL 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,399,000
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
Harbour House - Harboue House 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
894 sq ft
$515,000
Short Sale - Island Pointe Condo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
SPECTACULAR 1 BEDROOM/1 1/2 BATHROOM IN PRESTIGIOUS BAL HARBOUR
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
993 sq ft
$529,000
Fabulous waterfront property on a CORNER DOUBLE LOT with no neighbor on one side
5 BR 4 bath
Single story
For Sale
$2,980,000
FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET - COMPLETELY UNOBSTRUCTED PANORAMIC VIEWS OF DIRECT OCEAN
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$10,950,000
HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$690,000
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
Huge 4 bedroom 5 1/2 bath NW corner with panoramic unobstructed bay and city views
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,595,000