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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3 BR 5 bath
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3 BR 4 bath
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2 BR 2 bath
950 sq ft
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$579,750
EXQUISITE DIRECT OCEAN FRONT CONDO AT FENDI CHATEAU
3 BR 5 bath
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$6,250,000
Gorgeous and larger than the regular 2-bedroom units in this building
2 BR 2 bath
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$1,100,000
BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW 2/2 UNIT WITH CERAMIC FLOORS - MINT AT RIVERFRONT 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$525,000
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$639,999
Spectacular two bedroom Atlantic floor plan boasting southeast and southwest unobstructed views from every window
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$785,000
400 Sunny Isles 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
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$939,000
2 BR 2 bath
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3 BR 3 bath
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$1,795,000
Enjoy direct oceanfront sunrise views from this sleek 7th floor unit at One Bal Harbour
2 BR 3 bath
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$3,245,000
Building includes: pool deck overlooking Biscayne Bay
2 BR 2 bath
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$662,500
Price was substantially reduced for quick sale - TUCAN COUNTRY CLUB 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 4 bath
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$945,000
This gorgeous - QUARZO BAL HARBOUR HOTEL 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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Bal Harbour beachfront - NEW HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$895,000
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3 BR 2 bath
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$700,000
Amazing flow-thru Residence - Oceana Bal Harbour 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 5 bath
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$6,300,000
ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ENTERTAINED - Mansions at Acqualina 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 6 bath
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$5,900,000
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2 BR 2 bath
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$685,000
casa Del Mar 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 3 bath
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$2,549,000
Minutes from the heart of Miami's vibrant art - PLATINUM CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$525,000
The Sands 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
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$795,000
Village at Seagrape 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
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$660,000
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 5 bath
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$12,950,000
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2 BR 2 bath
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$650,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Penthouse
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$1,390,000
Back on the market Highly desirable EAST exposure 2 bed 2 bath CORNER unit
2 BR 2 bath
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$1,100,000
3 bedroom floor to ceiling modern designer Penthouse with views over the skyline and bay
3 BR 2 bath
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$1,040,000
An Intimate 9-story waterfront property consisting of only 41 residences on the Biscayne Bay shores of Bay Harbor Islands
3 BR 4 bath
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$2,061,150
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
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$826,900
Enjoy amazing bay and city views from this 3/3 2310 SF gem at Bristol Tower
3 BR 3 bath
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$1,515,000
Ritz Carlton 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
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$1,050,000
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$525,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
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