The affluent village of Bal Harbour, Florida is located on the northern end of Miami Beach. It is at the very far north end of the long chain of islands that runs southward up to and includes Key West. It has a total area of only 0.6 square smiles, a third of which consists of water, making this an ideal area for waterfront properties.
The main traffic in Bal Harbour is on Collins Avenue, also known as Florida State Highway A1A. The north end of the village has a channel that runs between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay's far north end. You can reach Haulover Park via a bridge that connects the two villages.
Bal Harbour is known for its luxury apartments and shopping, including Bal Harbour Shops, which one of the world's most productive shopping sites. Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus serve as the shopping center's anchors. Additional notable stores among the many high end designers available there include Brioni, Chanel, Gucci, and Tiffany's. Bal Harbour Shops features restaurants, spa amenities, exercise classes, and special events.
Bal Harbour is one of Florida's most affluent areas and is quite an exclusive place to reside. Potential residents must undergo a regimented application process with the condo association board or home owner association where they wish to live. Older Bal Harbour real estate is considered to be both prestigious and classic. If you wish to live in an older home, be prepared to do renovations. They will be well worth it for the striking architectural details that your home will include, such as those that you see along Collins Avenue. Each older home is unique with diverse features that many buyers further customize with their own style and character.
Are you interested in a newer residence? Bal Harbour real estate also includes a wide selection of new construction, including condos for sale as well as for rent. There are a number of options available at different price points and locations.