Bal Harbour is an small, affluent Village located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in northen Miami-Dade County. It is home to Bal Harbour Shops, one of the most productive shopping venues in the world (by revenue). Bal Harbour Shops is anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Other stores include Gucci, Chanel, Brioni, Tiffany's, and many other top-designer boutiques. Bal Harbour is home to a large Jewish population, though there is no temple in Bal Harbour. (There are two in neighboring Surfside.) According to recent census demographics , Bal Harbour is one of the most affluent zip codes in Florida. Neighboring Indian Creek, Florida is the highest-income place in the US, according to the 2000 census.
Bal Harbour is very safe, according to crime statistics provided by the Bal Harbour Police Department. There is a strong police presence in the Village, despite its small size. There are red-light cameras at nearly every intersection.
Bal Harbour is an exclusive place to live, as prospective residents must first be vetted by strict condo association boards or home owners associations. Interestingly, it is home to the highest concentration of palm trees than anywhere else in the world. Bal Harbour is a most luxurious and peaceful village, nestled within the high-paced, large South Florida metro area.