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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Miami's Newest Oceanfront Masterpiece Residences  -  Bal Harbour
Beach Front Property
Condo
2000 sq ft
$5,000,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$838,000
St. Regis Condo-Hotel 6 BR Condo
6 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$11,000,000
St. Regis Condo-Hotel 13 BR Condo
13 BR 13 bath
Condo
For Sale
$28,000,000
Harbour House 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$739,000
Unique and charming 1Bed/1 - HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
Condo
For Sale
896 sq ft
$550,000
RITZ CARLTON BAL HARBOUR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 bath
Condo
For Sale
510 sq ft
$599,000
Huge 2 bedroom 3 bath apt - Bal Harbour 101 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,100,000
OWNER FINANCING - Waverly at Surfside 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$969,000
No photo available
3 BR 2 bath
Ranch
For Sale
$590,000
LOVELY FAMILY AND ENTERTAIMENT HOME IN PRIVATE - 3 BR House
3 BR 4 bath
Single story
For Sale
$3,800,000
BALMORAL CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,195,000
COMPLETLY RENOVATED 2/2 - MAJESTIC TOWER 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,800,000
PRICED TO SELL - ONE BAL HARBOUR/RITZ CARL 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,450,000
DIRECT SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS FROM THIS 3 BEDROOM BEACH PENTHOUSE
3 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$989,000
St. Regis Condo-Hotel 4 BR Condo
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,000,000
Area 00 Development lot for sale on the Island - Land
Land
For Sale
$1,690,000
Gorgeous Surfside house priced to sell - 3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$755,000
St. Regis Condo-Hotel 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$12,000,000
EXTREMELY WELL LOCATED LUXURY BUILDING ON OCEAN SIDE OF COLLINS AV
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
SPECTACULAR CORNER PROPERTY 2 BLOCKS AWAY FROM BEACH AND FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
3 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,800,000
Beautiful 2 bedroom - HARBOUR HOUSE CONDOMINIUM 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$680,000
Balmoral 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$749,900
Bright - 2 BR House
2 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$625,000
THE WAVES CONDO IN DESIRABLE TOWN OF SURFSIDE - The Waves 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$699,000
No photo available
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$695,000
STEPS TO THE OCEAN - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$660,000
Buy 1/2 the lot (23 - Land Bal Harbour Miami
Land
For Sale
$10,000,000
GREAT APARTMENT IN SURFSIDE - Champlain South 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$762,500
Exclusive fully furnished 1 bdrm plus den with 2 full bathrooms and comes equipped with complete kitchen and bathroom essentials for turn key ease
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,800,000
Desirable Surfside location - 3 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
House
For Sale
$620,000
Charming unit across from Bal Harbor Shops - Solimar 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$890,000
Exquisitely Designed and Furnished by Troy Dean Interiors
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$8,500,000
Luxurious oceanfront one of a kind home with magnificent direct ocean views from every room
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,900,000
SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF BEACH AND OCEAN - CARLISLE ON THE OCEAN 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
860 sq ft
$950,000
TIFFANY OF BAL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,999,000
Completely Renovated Direct Ocean in Bal Harbour - Balmoral 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,140,000
4 BR House Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Single story
For Sale
$2,199,000
The Wave Condo 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$999,999
Enjoy the luxury of Bal Harbour in this spacious 2 bed 2 bath condo plus den in the prestigious Balmoral
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$950,000