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).

2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$1,272,000
Large 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Southeast Oceanfront Corner
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,200,000
GREAT UNIT - ST REGIS 1 BR Condo
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,949,000
SPECTACULAR - THE PLAZA OF BAL HARBOUR 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$589,900
Here is the Surfside home you - 3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$757,000
Newly-expanded & renovated 12000sf (per builder) estate on private Indian Creek Island
8 BR 10 bath
Two story
For Sale
$25,900,000
BRICKELL BAY CLUB CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$585,000
CONTEMPORARY STYLE LUXURY TOWNHOMES - 1155 101 STREET 4 BR Condo
4 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,119,000
Flawlessly renovated - 3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,195,000
BEAUTIFUL TURNKEY CORNER 3 BEDROOM 3 - DIPLOMAT OCEANFRONT 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,675,000
Four Bedroom/4Bathroom residence situated on the 35th floor of Setai Resorts and Residences
4 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,000,000
COMPLETELY RENOVATED - 4 BR House
4 BR 2 bath
Two story
For Sale
$845,000
Welcome home - 4 BR House
4 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$949,000
Beautifully finished 3 bedroom residence by acclaimed b + g design inc
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$6,975,000
THE TIFFANY OF BAL HARBOU 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,095,000
3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,990,000
$20 - SPEAR AT AQUA CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$875,000
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4 BR 4 bath
Penthouse
For Sale
$2,800,000
This beautifully furnished oceanfront luxury unit in St
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,700,000
This grand contemporary home - 6 BR House
6 BR 5 bath
Two story
For Sale
$7,950,000
LUXURY LIVING AT ITS BEST - HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$760,000
3 BR House
3 BR 2 bath
Two story
For Sale
$710,000
Spectacular - Setai 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,450,000
Completely remodeled 4 bedroom plus den/3 full bath Surfside home
4 BR 3 bath
Single story
For Sale
$875,000
Completely custom made penthouse corner unit in prestigious Brickell Bay Club
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$929,000
Beautiful brand new 2 bed 2 bath NE corner Unit - The Club at Bay Harbor 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$599,900
SOLIMAR CONDO 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$750,000
Beautiful beach house in hottest neighborhood in Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$689,000
9900 BAY HARBOR DR E 3 BR Condo
3 BR 3 bath
Tri-level
For Sale
$995,000
Unit being delivered with floors + appliances - KAI AT BAY HARBOR 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$765,000
Spectacular 3-story - Nine45 2 BR Condo
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$739,999
FIX OR BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOM DESIGN HOUSE - 3 BR House Miami
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$679,000
LOWEST PRICED AVAILABLE HOME IN SURFSIDE - 2 BR House Miami
2 BR 1 bath
Single story
For Sale
$678,900
4 BR House
4 BR 3 bath
Ranch
For Sale
$2,495,000
Fabulous hi floor corner apartment with panoramic views of bay
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,650,000
Great empty lot in Bay Harbor with approved plans to build a dream resort home
6 BR 7 bath
Two story
For Sale
$1,650,000
ELEGANT - Pearl House 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$793,975
NEW CONSTRUCTION - 7 BR House
7 BR 7 bath
Two story
For Sale
$3,290,000
Southwest corner magnificient views - The Tiffany Of Bal Harbou 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,099,999
*THE MOST GLAMOROUS HOUSE ON THE BLOCK* IF YOU WANT YOUR NEXT HOME TO BE THE GEM OF THE BLOCK
3 BR 2 bath
Single story
For Sale
$1,200,000
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