Welcome to Bal Harbour
A small piece of heaven in northern Miami Beach
The village of Bal Harbour may be small, but you can’t deny its reputation as a hidden jewel on the Florida coast. With glittering views of the Atlantic Ocean and the finest upscale amenities, this luxurious spot by the water is the perfect place to call home.
The land in this area was originally used to train Air Corps soldiers, but after World War II, their barracks were converted into apartment homes. Bal Harbour was fully developed during the late 1940s, with swampland filled in and seawalls constructed. In more recent years, luxury resorts were constructed in the area, turning Bal Harbour into the vacation destination it is today!
Like many areas in Miami-Dade County, Bal Harbour is home to a variety of luxury condominium complexes. Spectacular single-family homes can also be found in the area— many of them are sprawling waterfront mansions pricing well into the millions.
What to Love
- Fantastic shopping and dining
- Small number of residents
- Stunning ocean views
People & Lifestyle
Bal Harbour is a small village within the urban Miami-Dade County, offering residents a peaceful slice of heaven with all of the modern conveniences of city life! The beach, fantastic restaurants, and high-end shopping opportunities are all close by.
Due to its stunning views and relaxed vibe, Bal Harbour is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the US to retire. The area is particularly popular with retirees who are looking for an upscale lifestyle in a beautiful location. Bal Harbour is also one of the best places to raise a family in Florida due to its excellent schools and safe community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Located at the northernmost tip of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour is a resort destination with plenty of fun things to do!
Bal Harbour is known for its incredible high-end shopping, especially at the , which has luxury favorites like Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Chanel. Lined with palm trees, this shopping center provides a tranquil experience to browse all of the boutiques it has to offer.
Some of the best restaurants in Miami can be found in Bal Harbour. is an elegant, upscale Japanese eatery located inside the Bal Harbour Shops, while nearby offers a variety of restaurants, including and . boasts fantastic dining options like and .
Things to Do
There’s always something fun going on in Bal Harbour, whether it’s a seasonal event or a delicious dinner served by the water. Many local resorts offer exciting activities throughout the year.
Ring in the holiday season with ! The Ritz-Carlton hosts a decadent four-course holiday dinner with stunning ocean views. Nearby, puts on the renowned White Truffle Festival in the fall, where guests can dine on a fantastic nine-course meal.
Bal Harbour also offers plenty of options for getting active and staying fit! has something for the whole family, ranging from gymnastics and after-school programs to live performances and art exhibits. Make sure to check out the for all of your waterfront and boating needs.
Bal Harbour is zoned in the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Top educational opportunities include:
- Bay Harbour School: K-8, public school