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Bal Harbour

Peek into Florida’s exclusive shoppers’ paradise.

Welcome to Bal Harbour

Boasting the epitome of luxury living at Miami's northern tip, Bal Harbour is an exclusive village recognized for its shopping, beaches, and refined ambiance. Locals and visitors alike recognize the area as a haven built for discerning individuals who appreciate the finer things in life. 
Bal Harbour's prime location along Florida's picturesque coast offers residents a privileged lifestyle, providing seamless access to world-class attractions such as the vibrant city of Miami and its cultural offerings. The neighborhood's proximity to major airports and highways ensures easy travel connections, making it a convenient base for jet-setters and business elites. Furthermore, Bal Harbour's exclusivity is enhanced by its guarded and gated entry points, granting residents the ultimate sense of privacy.
The community embraces the natural beauty of its surroundings, with lush parks and pristine beaches that embody the essence of coastal living. Residents luxuriate in the warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes as they stroll along the scenic boardwalk or unwind on the sandy shores. The region's tropical climate lends itself to year-round enjoyment of outdoor activities, with ample opportunities for boating, water sports, and beachside relaxation.
Bal Harbour, Florida, has a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. Originally known as Bay Harbour, it was envisioned as a luxurious resort community. In 1946, the village was officially incorporated as Bal Harbour and quickly gained a reputation as an exclusive destination for the elite. Over the years, it became renowned for its high-end shopping, pristine beaches, and upscale living. Bal Harbour attracted prominent figures, including celebrities and wealthy residents, who contributed to its glamorous allure. Today, it continues to be a sought-after enclave for affluent individuals seeking a refined coastal lifestyle.
The village showcases a blend of architectural styles, ranging from sleek modern designs to elegant Mediterranean-inspired residences. Luxury condominiums and expansive waterfront estates define the real estate landscape, offering a range of options to suit various preferences. Impeccable craftsmanship, lavish finishes, and panoramic views are hallmarks of the exquisite living spaces found here.

What to Love

  • Ocean views and proximity to upscale shopping.
  • Walkability to over 30 pristine beaches.
  • Private marina for yacht owners.
  • The exclusive vibe and refined lifestyle.
  • An abundance of amenities and services catering to luxury living.
  • Architecturally diverse, offering lavish living spaces and modern designs.

Local Lifestyle

Living in Bal Harbour means indulging in unparalleled shopping experiences, immersing oneself in the serene beauty of the coastline, and relishing the sophisticated coastal lifestyle that attracts wealthy residents from around the world. 
Affluent locals experience a coveted lifestyle of leisure and refinement with mornings that start with strolls along the boardwalk, enjoying the gentle ocean breeze. The day unfolds with exclusive shopping at renowned boutiques, followed by a delectable lunch at any of the area's leading dining destinations. In the afternoon, locals bask in the Florida sun or indulge in pampering at the local spa before freshening up for a fine dining dinner experience at a Michelin-starred eatery. Overall, the neighborhood exudes exclusivity, with a vibrant culture centered around luxury, style, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Bal Harbour locals lucky enough to live here can't imagine living elsewhere.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Saks Fifth Avenue is an upscale shopping destination for designer apparel and accessories, while Neiman Marcus offers an exquisite selection of luxury fashion and home goods. Graff showcases stunning high-end jewelry and timepieces fit for the area's elite.
Makato in Miami is a Michelin-starred restaurant renowned for its innovative Japanese fare. Also located in Miami, Le Zoo is a local French brasserie boasting a vibrant, elegant ambiance.
Locals seeking a stylish Italian eatery flock to Bal Harbour's Carpaccio Restaurant, which offers classic dishes in an upscale setting.

Things to Do

Bal Harbour Shops is the perfect place for residents to explore the epitome of luxury shopping with an array of designer boutiques. Experience ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with luxurious spa treatments at Remede Spa Bal Harbour Resort.
Bal Harbour Marina offers exclusive docking access to local yacht owners, while Bal Harbour Beach delivers pristine white sands and endless opportunities for waterfront recreation. Finally, those desiring a leisurely stroll along Florida's scenic coastline enjoy breathtaking ocean views down at the local boardwalk.


Bal Harbour is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. A few noteworthy schools in the area are:

Miami Country Day School, PK-12, private


Overview for Bal Harbour, FL

3,037 people live in Bal Harbour, where the median age is 58 and the average individual income is $86,966. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

58 years

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Around Bal Harbour, FL

There's plenty to do around Bal Harbour, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pop Lab Ice Pops, Moti Horenstein's Krav Maga & MMA, and Iron Bodyfit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.71 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.25 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.08 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.26 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Bal Harbour, FL

Bal Harbour has 1,379 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bal Harbour do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,037 people call Bal Harbour home. The population density is 12,530.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.57 / 51.43%

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