Bal Harbour real estate contains some of the most prized homes in the greater Miami Beach area. Sunny white sand beaches and a peaceful atmosphere combined with numerous attractions, make Bal Harbour the perfect place to live and call home! Bal Harbour Village’s nearly one square mile is situated between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Biscayne Bay on the west. The village is located within equal distance of both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Bal Harbour may feel like a secluded community but it is close to attractions in neighboring communities and cities like Hollywood, Miami Beach, Bay Harbor Islands, Surfside and Sunny Isles Beach. Without the hustle, bustle and noise of South Beach, but still only a 15 minute drive away, Bal Harbour offers the best of both worlds.
Unlike the oceanfront Bal Harbour Condos, Bal Harbour homes shoare located west of Collins Avenue and are in a small and exclusive community. Bal Harbour homes located on Biscayne Bay tend to be the most luxurious having large plots of land and incredible amount of square-footage. Bal Harbour homes can have up to nine bedrooms and bathrooms and be up to 12,000 square feet of living space. There are limited amounts of bayfront property in Bal Harbour, but there are plenty of inland properties that reach levels of luxury similar to waterfront neighbors. Inland Bal Harbour homes can have seven bedrooms and bathrooms and can have up to 7,000 square feet of living space.
Bal Harbour Homes offer a completely walled-in community with a manned guardhouse 24 hours a day to screen those seeking entry. Single family homes are available on both waterfront and dry lots available for sale or for rent. Bal Harbour also has an extremely convenient community port which allows residents to dock their yachts or boats and provides easy access to Biscayne Bay. A walking/jogging path, which snakes through lush dunes along the length of the beach, is perfect for taking a leisurely stroll while enjoying the warm ocean breezes. Directly across Collins Avenue to the west are a number of low-rise residential buildings and the majority of single family home neighborhoods. Bal Harbour Village has its own police department which offers excellent protection and service to both residents and visitors. The ratio of officers to residents is very high at 1 officer for every 132 residents. Bal Harbour Village enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the South Florida area.
The famed Bal Harbour and dozens of championship golf courses add to the array of its unique offerings. Ranked “the #1 most productive shopping center in the U.S.” by Women’s Wear Daily, the Bal Harbour Shops collection of stores are the who’s who in fashion and glamour. This “shopping hall of fame” embraces visitors with its tropical garden setting, plus charming cafes such as Carpaccio, Lea’s Tea Room, and Bal Harbour Bistro. It’s a Mecca for celebs and fashionistas, and a people-watching scene that rivals Beverly Hills, Paris and St. Tropez.