Welcome to Bal Harbour
Prestigious and private community on Miami’s shore
A thirty-minute drive from Miami Beach lies one of the city’s most luxurious and exclusive communities. While Bal Harbour may be less than a square mile, the influence of this opulent town is staggering. The home of millionaires, large business CEOs, and celebrities, this one-of-a-kind town includes a few of the most desirable real estate in all of Florida.
Originally, this swampy and underdeveloped land was owned by the Miami Beach Heights Corporation. In the 1930s, city developers were brought in to design a village. However, when World War II started in the 1940s, plans were put on hold, and the land was rented to the United States Air Corps. In 1946, the village of Bal Harbour was officially established and plans for furthering the development began. Bal Harbour was the first planned community in Florida to have all its utilities placed underground.
Since then, the town has continued to be a pioneer in the area, constantly pushing boundaries and looking towards the future. Most residents in the region live a luxurious and elegant lifestyle, taking full advantage of the many wonderful amenities around them.
What to Love
- Stunning, high-class homes
- Fabulous shopping opportunities
- Upscale and fashionable lifestyle
- Exceptional water views
People & Lifestyle
A luxurious enclave at the northern tip of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour holds a grand appeal for the world’s most discerning travelers and investors. Many residents hold executive and CEO positions and countless celebrities can also be found strolling through the streets of this neighborhood. The community itself is filled with high-end boutiques, luxury hotels and impeccable beaches. Residents are also able to enjoy some of Miami’s finest entertainment venues and recreational opportunities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bal Harbour’s dining scene is as magnificent as the rest of the community, with world-class restaurants and eateries on every block. Carpaccio
located in Bal Harbour Shops is a famous local hotspot frequented by residents and celebrity visitors, alike. Their menu consists of exceptional dishes such as fresh housemade mozzarella, pasta e fagioli, veal chops with artichokes and more.
If you’re in the mood for Japanese, then you’ll want to stop by Makoto
, where authentic Japanese cuisine takes on a 21st-century spin. Here, you can choose between a variety of dishes, including hamachi ponzu, crispy chicken dumplings and Wagyu short ribs. If you prefer Greek, Atlantikós
is a perfect choice. This high-end restaurant serves everything from freshly-shucked oysters to lamb manti, ensuring each guest has an unforgettable experience.
Things to Do
While Bal Harbour is just minutes away the rest of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami, there is certainly no reason why residents would have to leave to find something to do. The town itself is full of beautiful shops and entertainment areas for residents to enjoy. Bal Harbour Shops
is a luxurious en plein air shopping destination filled with luxury brands such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, and more.
When residents want to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, they stop by Haulover Beach Park
. This 177-acre urban park is the perfect place for residents to escape the busy Miami life and enjoy a relaxing day outdoors. The Bal Harbour Beach area is also greatly appreciated by residents who love having direct access to pristine, sandy beaches.
High-quality education is a serious priority for the residents of Bal Harbour, and as a result, there are a number of exceptional schools in the area. Some schools worth noting include: