Welcome to Bal Harbour
Tucked on the Middle River’s western shores, where quiet living and incredible convenience meet.
Yes, there is a Bal Harbour in Miami known for its ultra-lux towers and high-end mall. The Bal Harbour in Fort Lauderdale takes a much more tranquil and quainter vibe. Geographically, the gated community is accessible via Northeast 19th Street, just east of Federal Highway / US-1. From there, its main arteries are Northeast 22nd Avenue and Northeast 22nd Avenue, stretching north to the intimate Blinkey Bay and south to Northeast 15th Court. Within the intimate neighborhood are dozens of single-family home options spanning the classic Floridian to contemporary spectrum. Many of the residences have an in-ground pool and the bulk have impeccable, direct access to the Middle River and dockage.
What to Love
- Immediate access to high-end shopping, grocery and dining options.
Perhaps this is the best of all worlds? The hustle and bustle is tucked just west of Bal Harbour along Federal Highway / US-1 in the form of boutique shops, beloved supermarkets and mega-stores with anything the heart may desire. But, within this classic Fort Lauderdale community, it is private-security bliss with single-family, totally tailored homes dotting its shoreline. Speaking of shoreline – for boating, kayaking and paddleboarding enthusiasts, this is a prime stretch for outdoor fun. There are fixed bridges – south to Sunrise Boulevard and north to Federal Highway / US-1 – but you can still maximize your fun in the sun.
Beyond the immediate, two of the Fort Lauderdale region’s most famous beach destinations are within a five-minute drive. North and with a trek east along Oakland Park Boulevard, you can access the Earl Lifshey Ocean Park and its adjacent public beach. To the south, via Sunrise Boulevard, you can access a flat, white sand stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Dining, Entertainment, Shopping
Bal Harbour exudes prime convenience to a number of Fort Lauderdale’s best dining, entertainment and shopping destinations.
Outside of the community’s Northeast 19th Street gate and along Federal Highway / US-1 just to the north, you’ll find the River Market complex. Within it is a Whole Foods Market, Lululemon, Sephora, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream.
To the south of Northeast Street gate and along Federal Highway/US-1 is the Bal Harbour Square shopping complex, complete with a Michael’s, PetSmart, Ulta Beauty, Panera Bread and more.
For an additional grocery store option, just south there is a modern complex with a Trader Joe’s as well as a Nordstrom Rack, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Office Depot.
Across Federal Highway / US-1 from the neighborhood are a number of big box store and restaurant options including the likes of Best Buy, Krispy Kreme, California Pizza Kitchen, Barnes & Noble, The Vitamin Shoppe, Starbucks and J. Alexanders.
Things to Do
If you land one of Bal Harbour’s numerous waterfront properties, surely a tranquil boat, kayak or paddle board ride can be in the regular mix. Beyond the immediate and with a quick trip inland via Northeast 26th Street, you can be at the epicenter of Wilton Manors. Flourishing with LGBTQIA+ friendly establishments, Wilton Manors is home to some of the hottest restaurants and bars around like Union Kitchen & Bar as well as Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar. Another great find along Northeast 26th Street, nestled on Northeast 13th Avenue, is the super-bohemian Alchemist Café. The spot is regionally renowned for its open-faced sandwiches – known as “Slicers” as well as its Syphon method-made coffee.
With a trip south outside of the Bal Harbour neighborhood, you can be to two of Fort Lauderdale’s best parks in five minutes. Holiday Park is Fort Lauderdale’s recreation hub, with baseball, volleyball and soccer fields aplenty as well as pickleball courts, a tennis center and walking trail options. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is also across A1A off Sunrise Boulevard – it has canopy draped canals for canoeing as well as shaded hiking opportunities year-round.
Designated schools for Harbor Beach include: