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 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,040,000
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1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,550,000
An intimate 9-story waterfront property consisting of only 41 residences on the Biscayne Bay shores of Bay Harbor Islands
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,376,900
Beautiful newly built residence in Sunny Isles Beach with expansive and unobstructed direct water views
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$985,000
Ritz Carlton One Bal Harbour Hotel Suites 1110 and 1111
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,295,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,990,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
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3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$948,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,290,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$589,000
Amazing flow-thru Residence - 3 Bedroom/4 - Oceana Bal Harbour 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$7,195,000
bay harbor townhouse CA 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Waterfront sky home w unrivaled - Blair House 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,195,000
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
$684,900
Decorator ready - FENDI CHATEAU RESIDENCES 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,250,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,499,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,650,000
DEVELOPER CLOSEOUT - THE CRIMSON 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 1 bath
847 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$536,000
This unit boasts 2 - Reach Condo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,650,000
Akua Proyect 55 BR Condo
55 BR 55 bath
Condo
For Sale
$10,854,000
This unit boasts 2 - Brickell City Centre 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,500,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$917,000
Direct Ocean 2 plus den 3 bath - Oceana Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,490,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
Direct Ocean - CHAMPLAIN TOWERS 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$899,000
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1 BR 2 bath
995 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$665,000
CORNER UNIT /Upper Penthouse - King David Condo 3 BR Condo
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,000
Key Colony 1 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,950,000
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1 BR 2 bath
995 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$649,999
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2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$735,000
highly desirable 3 bedroom 3 bath flow through unit with spectacular bay and ocean and city view
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,195,000
UPDATED 3/3 UNIT IN WINSTON TOWERS 600 - WINSTON TOWERS 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$645,000
TASTEFULLY RENOVATED 2/2 WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$550,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,975,000
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3 BR 4 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$990,000
PRICED TO SELL - The Setai 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,500,000
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3 BR 3 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,550,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,000,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,160,000
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