Bal Harbour Information

A village in the Miami-Dade County area, Bal Harbour has managed to earn a reputation for its exceptional setting, beautiful residences, numerous shops, restaurants, and excellent access to the rest of Miami. This small, affluent community located between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, this barrier island offers all the advantages of peaceful living while being just minutes from where you need to go in the city.




The area itself was mostly isolated and swampy until the 1920s when it was purchased by the Miami Beach Heights Corporation. The land was properly developed and by the 1930s was named Bay Harbour. It was quickly changed to Bal Harbour, with Bal being a combination of the first letter of Bay and the first two letters of Atlantic.


Progress in development stopped during World War II as the Air Corps trained on the island. They left the barracks behind in 1946, which was turned into an apartment complex. The same year, Bal Harbour officially became incorporated. Over the next few decades, Bal Harbour grew at a steady pace to become the attractive neighborhood it is today.


Why Live in Bal Harbour?


A resort community with about 3,300 residents, Bal Harbour is a place that offers many attractions. There are good reasons to live in this community, starting with the excellent weather and warm temperatures that are year-round. Thanks to the ocean breezes, it rarely gets too hot and the pleasant atmosphere only accentuates why so many people love living in this neighborhood.


Accommodations: Thanks to the many new residences that have been constructed or are in the final stages, you can find a great place to live for you and your family. From high-rise condos to more quaint accommodations, Bal Harbour has it all.



Beachside Location: If you love the beach, then you’ll love Bal Harbour as you are within easy walking distance. The exceptional beaches offer a place to rest, relax, and play under the sun.
Outdoor Activities: If the beach is not enough, you can enjoy boating, tennis, golf, and many other activities under the sun. Over the years, Bal Harbour has adapted to the needs of the residents and tourists resulting in having plenty of outdoor fun.



Luxury Lifestyle: In addition to being along the beach, you’ll enjoy the may boutiques and retail shops that are located nearby. Offering an excellent opportunity to get what you need, when you need it, the commercial areas of Bal Harbour are designed for you.



Exceptional Eating: There are many dining locations to choose from, starting with the resorts and hotels that serve the area. Of course, some of the more outstanding locations include Mister Collins at One Bal Harbour or the Sea View, which offers the Terrace Room. However, there are many more locations that can satisfy your appetite for excellent food.



Of course, Bal Harbour offers what you need in a fantastic location that is also just minutes away from downtown. This means that you can enjoy luxury living while still being connected to where you need to go in the greater Miami area.


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