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).

Beautiful Surfside beachfront - Champlain Towers East 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,650,000
A great Family Escape - SPEAR AT AQUA CONDO 4 BR Condo
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,850,000
Charming house - 3 BR House
3 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$865,000
Unobstructed spectacular views to Start Island - THE BENTLEY BAY CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,200,000
Rear CORNER residence in popular Cosmopolitan Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$780,000
This house (2200 sq ft as per owners) has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
4 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$780,000
LOCATION - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$795,000
Live your waterfront dream 6 blocks from the beach in Surfside
4 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$2,199,000
Breathtaking bay and Downtown Miami views from this high floor 2BD + den / 3 BA in the beautiful Bentley Bay
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,550,000
Best buy in Bay Harbor Islands - 3 BR House Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,395,000
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN FABULOUS BAL HARBOUR VILLAGE
Land
For Sale
$1,895,000
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN FABULOUS BAL HARBOUR VILLAGE
Land
For Sale
$1,895,000
Totally renovated MiMO home in coveted Bay Harbor - 4 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 3 bath
Ranch
For Sale
$2,280,000
Majestic Tower 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,429,000
BRICKELL BAY CLUB 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$539,000
ONE OF THE LARGEST OCEAN DIRECT APARTMENTS IN THE TIFFANY OF BAL HARBOUR
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,850,000
Beautiful one bedroom residence at the world renowned Setai
1 BR 1 bath
767 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$1,825,000
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN FABULOUS BAL HARBOUR VILLAGE
Land
For Sale
$1,895,000
ENJOY INDOOR AND OUTDOODR LIVING FROM THIS SPECTACULAR 2 BED 2
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
BEAUTIFUL TURNKEY CORNER 3 BEDROOM 3 - DIPLOMAT OCEANFRONT 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,675,000
Current lot contains 2 parcels in one Folio - Must be subdivided
Land
For Sale
$10,000,000
Imported from Italy - ST REGIS 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,900,000
ST - St. Regis 1 BR Condo
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,750,000
SOLIMAR CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,080,000
Turn-key Direct Ocean 2bed/2 - St. Regis Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,200,000
Brand new 2015 new construction condo - The Club At Bay Harbor 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$630,000
Bal Harbour NE corner oceanfront w/wraparound oversized balcony
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,899,000
Bellini 4 BR Condo
4 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,990,000
LARGE 2 BEDROOMS AND 2 FULL BATHROOMS IN BAL HARBOUR
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$655,500
Prestigious Tiffany of Bal Harbour - the tiffany of Bal Harbou 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,999,900
COMPLETELY REMODELED - CHAMPLAIN TOWERS SOUTH 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$590,000
Unique beach front building in prestigious community of Bal Harbour
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,000
Spectacular - Setai 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,125,000
Breathtaking corner unit with panoramic views of the bay and city
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
Biggest unit in the building low floor for the observant
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$739,000
AMAZING CORNER UNIT AT VIZCAYNE 2BEDS+2BATHS+LARGE DEN
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$820,000
Experience the Majesty of the Palace in the sky - The Palace at Bal Harbour 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,550,000
Spectacular ocean front Unit Oceanfront & City views
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$535,000
Never lived unit at a brand new building on BAY HARBOR ISLAND
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$549,000
2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath with over 2325 sq - Kenilworth 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,350,000
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