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).

Live in island comfort and enjoy a location like no other
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$910,240
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$859,946
GORGEOUS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM APARTMENT IN PRESTIGIOUS CONDO IN A HEART OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$599,000
Located in the desirable South of Fifth neighborhood and two blocks from the beach
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$780,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$843,101
Ready to be built - 6 BR House
6 BR 7 bath
House
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$3,900,000
ONE-OF-A-KIND RESIDENCE WITH HUGE PRIAVTE TERRACE AND DIRECT POOL ACCESS
1 BR 1 bath
826 sq ft
Condo
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$675,000
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3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$725,000
Spectacular & Breathtaking views of the Intercostal and Ocean from this Beautiful 2 bedroom Plus Den
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$574,999
Large & Beautiful - Champlain Towers 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,390,000
bay harbor townhouse CA 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Recent 2 story Mediterranean house located at the entrance of Biscaya Island with beautiful view to Biscayne bay and walking distance to the beach
5 BR 4 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,390,000
Luxury Beachfront Oasis set along pristine white sands and beaches in the most exclusive neighborhood in Miami - Bal harbour
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$2,075,000
3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$889,500
Stunning oceanfront residence with exquisite taste
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,349,900
The residence - OCEANSIDE FISHER ISLAND 5 BR Condo
5 BR 6 bath
Condo
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$12,000,000
Absolutely stunning corner unit at prestigious brand new highly unticipated Oceana Bal Harbour
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$4,600,000
4-UNIT MULTIFAMILY BUILDING FULLY RENTED AVERAGING $1
Multi-Family
For Sale
$1,700,000
This stunning state of the art modern home to be complete beginning 2017 boasts 8 BD/8
8 BR 8 bath
Two story
For Sale
$4,900,000
Rare 18 line corner unit with stunning views of the bay & skyline of Brickell available in luxury Infinity at Brickell
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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$618,000
Gorgeous 3 Bedrooms + HUGE DEN + 3 Full bathrooms with marble floors and spectacular intracoastal and ocean views
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$720,000
SPECTACULAR SUNRISE AND SUNSET VIEWS - ST REGIS RESIDENCES 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,150,000
Best deal oasis on 270' Wide Bay front with spectacular views
6 BR 6 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,750,000
ONE OF THE MOST EXQUISITE HOMES IN SURFSIDE - 3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$695,000
BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATH APT - KING DAVID OF SUNNY ISLES 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Completely renovated - AVENTURA MARINA TWO 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,599,000
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,670,000
Make each day a beach day at the One Bal Harbour Resort managed by Ritz Carlton
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,150,000
Rarely available and priced to sell - The Tower Residences 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Stunning 2 bed/ 2 bath fully furnished and equipped condo in a chic
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$1,200,000
LATEST NEW CONSTRUCTION READY FOR OCCUPANCY LUXURY TOWER WITH CONCIERGE AMENITIES / A NEW CONCEPT IN LIVING RESIDENCE WITH HOTEL SERVICES
2 BR 2 bath
962 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$689,000
Dazzling Views - Blair House 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$622,000
SLS Brickell creates a world of elegance and beautifully designed private resort-style amenities which offer the ultimate in true luxury
1 BR 1 bath
762 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Beautiful 1 bedroom/2 bathroom unit plus den with spectacular ocean and city views
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$529,900
Great unit - King David Condo 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$520,000
Beachfront Trump Tower - TRUMP HOLLYWOOD 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,499,000
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
Spacious PH unit with bay and Ocean views - Peloro Miami Beach 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,549,000
A palace in the sky - TRUMP HOLLYWOOD 4 BR Condo
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,500,000
THE PLAZA OF BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$519,000
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