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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
    B
Bal Harbour is a suburb of Miami with a population of 2,959. Bal Harbour is in Miami-Dade County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Bal Harbour offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bal Harbour there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Bal Harbour and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Bal Harbour are above average.
About Bal Harbour...
Population
2,959

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$755,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,856
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Bal Harbour Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    64.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    64.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,246.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Bal Harbour

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,641
National
$55,322

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Bal Harbour Reviews

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The safety in Bal Harbour is amazing! Police are all around and even go around the buildings to make sure there is no illegal activity. What I dislike is the traffic. Traffic, especially in the winter time, is terrible. It mostly is because of visitors, however, the police do a great job on how they handle traffic.
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The city that i live in called Bal Harbour. It is a beautiful residential neighborhood. The beach is never crowded because the line of buildings in front of the beach block all access, and because there is only one parking lot of 50 or 60 space which is used by fishermen and surfers. There is a path between the beach and the buildings where the people can run, walk their dog, do bicycle, or simply take a walk and enjoy the view of the ocean. We have a harbor where you can see the boats of the richest people in bal harbour docked. We also have a basketball park where you can play if you are a resident of bal harbour. In the same park there are some games for children to play.The biggest thing that we have in bal harbour would be our mall.there are great stores and restaurants ( which i can't go to because there are very expensive, otherwise i wouldn't be here trying to get scholarship money to help me with my education, but that's not relevant). I don't thing that the neighborhood will change because it is small and very residential.The major change that is happening right now is the mall extension. Yet if there is one thing that could change over time, it would be the small condo building that would be changed into big brand new building which in my opinion is not a good idea. Yet again i'm not in the position of the guys doing this and earning millions at the same time. Even though some people would say that bal harbour is too fake because it has too much money, i love and respect the people that live in here, and i don't think that i would like to live elsewhere even if i have one and a half hour of commuting to go to school. I love it !
Living in this area was a good experience however coming from a nojn wealthy family and being surrounded by people with wealth was difficult. I would constantly be judged and ridiculed and it causeed me to move states.