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Bal Harbour is a small, affluent village located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in northern Miami-Dade County. With the ocean on two sides, Miami's barrier island beaches to the south, and just a step across the bridge to Florida's Haulover Park, when you're in Bal Harbour you're never far from sand and surf. Heading down Collins Avenue brings you through family-friendly Surfside, with all of the sophistication of South Beach just beyond.

You'll also find shopping, culture, and a community that values its past and its future. As with many of the communities along the barrier island, Bal Harbour traces its roots to the Sunshine State's development boom of the 1920s and 1930s. Founder Robert C. Graham envisioned a "dream village," but he took a little detour along the way, leasing the land that would become Bal Harbour to the United States Air Corps during World War II. In 1946, post-war prosperity exploded and hotels began going up where rifle ranges used to be. By the 1950s, the area was known as "America's Riviera." Basie, Lombardo and Sinatra gave concerts at its glittering resorts and celebrities strolled the streets. Today, Bal Harbour is still a resort community, but it's also home to more than 3,300 people. Residents live and work in the village and beyond whether they make their homes in Bal Harbour's gated, private community or in the village itself. Children attend classes within the Miami-Dade County district.

If it's warm weather you seek, you'll find plenty of it in Bal Harbour. Winters dip to only about 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and summers top out at about 90. In warmer months, families a mixture of tourists and residents enjoy kids' camping (hosted by the Miami Children's Museum only a few miles away in the bustling international metropolis) and outdoor exercise classes on the beach. You're on the ocean's doorstep in the village of Bal Harbour. Haulover Park is surrounded by what are arguably South Florida's best waters the relative calm of the Intracoastal Waterway on the west, and the open Atlantic to the east. Residents and visitors also enjoy tennis, golf, and boating. January and February bring kite-making to the park, and a festival of colorful wind-toys caps the "colder" season.

Adding even more appeal to this beachside luxury lifestyle are shopping in oceanside boutiques and al fresco dining. Bal Harbour is home to Bal Harbour Shops, one of world's most lucrative shopping centers. If fashion is your thing, you're in luck here. From European to island to urban, all styles are represented at stores like Neiman Marcus and designer boutiques like Agent Provocateur, Bottega Veneta, Celine and Chanel (and that's just the beginning of the alphabet).

If you've shopped up an appetite, there's Bal Harbour's cuisine scene. There are several resorts and hotels from which to choose, and if you're looking for elegant dining you can do far worse than the Terrace Room at the Sea View or Mister Collins at One Bal Harbour. But don't overlook other options like Carpaccio for linguine at the Bal Harbour shops or Cafe Ragazzi in the town of Surfside just to the south. Art is part of life in Bal Harbour, too, with local galleries hosting cutting-edge photographers and artists and village retailers sponsoring evenings of music throughout the summer.

 

 

 

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