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).

The property consists of a penthouse and rooftop respectively situated on the 7thand 8thfloor of the building
High-Rise
For Sale
$15,600,000
Unique building in the Town of Bay Harbor Islands - One By Tross 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$754,000
Harbour House 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$539,000
The Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour is a luxury building on the beach of prestigious Bal Harbour
1 BR 2 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$1,075,000
Ritz Carlton 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,050,000
Unique building in the Town of Bay Harbor Islands - One By Tross 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$850,000
Spectacular unit with Direct Ocean and intercostal views at the prestigious St
6 BR 8 bath
Condo
For Sale
$11,000,000
GREAT OCEANFRONT OASIS - HARBOUR HOUSE HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$869,000
Beautiful newly built residence in Sunny Isles Beach with expansive and unobstructed direct water views
3 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,150,000
Impeccable direct ocean front unit - St. Regis Condo-Hotel 4 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
4 BR 6 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,000,000
AMAZING 1BED + 1 - HARBOUR HOUSE HARBOUR HOUSE CO 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$530,000
OCEANA is the most luxurious and modern Residence complex in Key Biscayne
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,985,000
Amazing Turnkey Residence Finished with marble floors throughout and furnished by ARTEFACTO
1 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,995,000
Unique building in the Town of Bay Harbor Islands - One By Tross 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$898,000
BEST VALUE FOR PRISTINE WATERFRONT 2 BEDROOM AT THE RITZ CARLTON ONE BAL HARBOUR
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,995,000
Located in the exclusive and luxurious Fendi Chateau
3 BR 5 bath
Condo
For Sale
$9,600,000
Enjoy direct oceanfront sunrise views from this sleek 7th floor unit at One Bal Harbour
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$3,245,000
Back on the market Highly desirable EAST exposure 2 bed 2 bath CORNER unit
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,100,000
Wonderful 1 Bed 1 - Harbour House 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$580,000
OCEANA BAL HARBOUR BRAND NEW LUXURY DEVELOPMENT WITH PANORAMIC DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS
2 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,760,000
Luxury beachfront Oasis set along pristine white sands and beaches in the most exclusive neighborhood in Miami - Bal harbour
1 BR 2 bath
Highrise
For Sale
$975,000
One-of-a-kind opportunity to design and develop a decorator ready oceanfront residence at the exclusive St Regis of Bal Harbour
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,300,000
Amazing 2 bedroom 2 bath condo at Harbour House in prestigious Bal Harbour
2 BR 2 bath
High-Rise
For Sale
$670,000
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
$655,900
Gorgeous oceanfront condo in Bal Habour - HARBOUR HOUSE HARBOUR HOUSE 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$799,900
Oceanfront elegance - ST.REGIS 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$5,800,000
Modern 1 bed - HARBOUR HOUSE HARBOUR HOUSE 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$575,000
DAZZLING MiMo waterfront icon PH on southernmost point of desirable Bay Harbor Islands
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$715,000
Rare opportunity to purchase an apartment in Tower 1 with a fully unobstructed NE view of the ocean
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$629,000
Her dream was fulfilled & Opportunity Knocks - Rimini Beach 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
950 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$579,750
Don't Miss the opportunity to own one of the most beautiful 3 bedroom 4 Bathroom apartment in Key Biscayne with direct Ocean and Bay views
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,595,000
Stunning Centrally Located Highrise with Views over the Historic Miami River and Downtown Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$639,999
This corner Grand suite with 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths and 1657sqft plus two terraces
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,550,000
An Intimate 9-story waterfront property consisting of only 41 residences on the Biscayne Bay shores of Bay Harbor Islands
3 BR 4 bath
Condo
For Sale
$2,061,150
Oceana Bal Harbour at its best - Oceana Bal Harbour 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$4,450,000
Once of a kind - The Tidemark 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,795,000
Fantastic penthouse with private rooftop garden - One By Tross 3 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
3 BR 3 bath
Condo
For Sale
$1,404,000
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2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$685,000
Wonderful 1 Bed 1 - Harbour House 1 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
1 BR 2 bath
896 sq ft
Condo
For Sale
$580,000
Minutes from the heart of Miami's vibrant art - PLATINUM CONDO 2 BR Condo Bal Harbour Miami
2 BR 2 bath
Condo
For Sale
$525,000
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