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1080 94th Street
1080 94th Street
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
1 Bedroom
$2,100
888 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
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1 Unit Available
9110 W Bay Harbor Dr
9110 West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
1 Bedroom
$1,550
740 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
**SPECIAL PROMO - 2 WEEKS FREE WITH 2 MONTH MOVE IN** Spacious 1 bedroom apartment offered in Bay Harbor islands in a water front building. With private deck and canal access, your sure to enjoy the outdoors.
1 Unit Available
1350 97th St
1350 97th Street
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
8 Bedrooms
$35,000
8814 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Quality Built in 2019, this Custom 8 BD 10.5 BA Tropical Modern is the epitome of Luxury Living. Enjoy high quality finishes throughout 7500 SF of Living Space & 4500 SF of Terraces + Private rooftop w/ Bay & Sunset Views.
1 Unit Available
9520 E BROADVIEW DR
9520 East Broadview Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
3 Bedrooms
$4,400
2329 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Bay Harbor Islands 3 Bedroom 2 Baths Family Home. Great Rental Home Walking distance to Bal Harbour Shops, Restaurants, Beaches & Houses of Worship. Located on a corner lot, Open Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Island and all new appliances.
1 Unit Available
1050 93rd St
1050 93rd Street
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1445 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Spacious & bright corner unit in the heart of Bay Harbor Islands. Open kitchen w/ updated stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and large pantry. Tile floors throughout. Unit comes w/ 2 parking spaces.
1 Unit Available
9901 E Bay Harbor Dr
9901 East Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1150 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
***PRICE REDUCTION**Paradise island living in this immaculate tastefully finished home with DAZZLING VIEWS, echoing the ultimate Miami luxury living.
1 Unit Available
9400 W Bay Harbor Dr.
9400 West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
3 Bedrooms
$8,000
2556 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
3/3.1 unit with PRIVATE DOCK for boat up to 40 feet (or jet skis) in front of the unit! With private elevator, this large unit (2,556 sqft) with open spaces will take your breath away.
1 Unit Available
9821 E Bay Harbor Dr
9821 East Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
1142 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Luxury boutique building on the intracoastal sought after Bay Harbor Islands.
1 Unit Available
1150 102ND STREET
1150 102nd Street
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
1205 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
** BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION UNIT LOCATED AT EXCLUSIVE LE JARDIN BOUTIQUE CONDO IN BAY HARBOR ISLAND ** STUNNING HIGH-END 2 BEDS, 2.5 BATHS + DEN APARTMENT. LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHTS.
1 Unit Available
1100 100th St
1100 100th Street
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1377 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Gorgeous 2 bedroom+Den converted into 3rd bedroom/2.5 bath apartment is designed to maximize comfort and influenced by modern architecture, providing a sublime living experience that allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of Bay Harbor Island.
1 Unit Available
1150 99th St
1150 99th Street
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1052 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
WELL-KEPT 2 BED, 2 BATH CONDO IN BAY HARBOR ISLANDS. SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, WITH LARGE CLOSETS, MARBLE FINISH IN BATHS AND JACUZZI TUB IN GUEST BATH. GORGEOUS GRANITE COUNTER TOP KITCHEN. WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT.
1 Unit Available
10201 E Bay Harbor Dr
10201 East Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$7,950
1647 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:56 AM
FULLY FURNISHED & DAZZLING VIEWS - Welcome to laid-back-luxury amazing Boutique Building | Fully Furnished| Penthouse |Waterfront. A private getaway that is closer than you think.
1 Unit Available
10101 E Bay Harbor Dr
10101 East Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
1 Bedroom
$1,900
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 01:56 AM
Beautiful 1 bedroom and 1 and half bathroom located on the water of Bay Harbor Island.1000 sqft completely furnished. Very bright and open unit. Big balcony. Open kitchen. Master bathroom has bathtub and shower. Laminate floors throughout.
1 Unit Available
9720 W Bay Harbor Dr
9720 West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
1 Bedroom
$1,590
957 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:56 AM
WATERFRONT Access to ocean, 2 Story Townhome with a large bedroom and 2 bath in prestigious Bay Harbor on the water, close access to bay and ocean, walk to beach and Bal Harbor Shops, pray houses supermarket restaurants and A+ Bay Harbor Elementary
1 Unit Available
9940 W BAY HARBOR DRIVE
9940 West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1275 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 01:56 AM
NEW LUXURIOUS AND ELEGANT WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM RESORT STYLE, LOCATED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS BAY HARBOR ISLAND, THIS IS A BEAUTY CORNER UNIT WITH 2 BALCONIES WITH CANAL AND FRONT VIEWS, WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH AND SHOPPING, 360 DEGREES VIEWS ROOF
1 Unit Available
10350 W Bay Harbor Dr
10350 West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
1 Bedroom
$1,950
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 01:56 AM
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Exclusive & prestigious Bay Harbor Islands building located directly on the bay offers a Gorgeous Over-sized furnished / unfurnished 1 bedroom 1 bath unit with a bonus room (2nd bedroom or Dan), Washer/Dryer, impact
1 Unit Available
10082 W Bay Harbor Dr 6
10082 W Bay Harbor Dr
Bay Harbor Islands, FL | Bay Harbor Islands
Studio
$1,200
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 26 at 09:49 AM
Move In With One Month! Studio! Bay Harbor! - Property Id: 368860 NO PHONE CALLS! TEXT ONLY! Move In With One Month! Newly renovated studio nestled in the heart of Bay Harbor Islands! No association! Wood floors, separate kitchen, central air and
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3 Units Available
Forest Place
1600 NE 135th St
North Miami, FL | Keystone Point
1 Bedroom
$1,245
943 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,470
1200 sqft
Last updated July 13 at 08:00 PM
This property is a short drive to Aventura Mall and the Bal Harbour Shops. On-site amenities include a pool and 24-hour gym. Pet-friendly community. Units feature a full range of appliances.
1 Unit Available
10275 Collins Avenue #1419 - 1
10275 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL | Bal Harbour
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1056 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 02:40 AM
OCEANFRONT VIEW. Breath taking views of the Ocean and Pool from this 2 bedroom 2 baths unit. Kitchen has granite counter tops, Porcelain floors in all unit, balcony, washer and dryer inside the unit. Open and direct views to Ocean, upgrade baths.
1 Unit Available
724 85th St. - 726
724 85th Street
Miami Beach, FL | North Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,075
600 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 02:39 AM
Multi Unit (6)
1 Unit Available
809 85ST - 4
809 85th St
Miami Beach, FL | North Beach
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1182 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 02:39 AM
Spacious garden-style 2 bedroom apartment, open style kitchen, located in Miami Beaches best neighborhood. Walking distance to the beach, tennis courts, also north beach 36-acre oceanfront park.
1 Unit Available
116 Bal Bay Dr
116 Bal Bay Drive
Bal Harbour, FL | Bal Harbour
6 Bedrooms
$60,000
8327 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Beautiful Luxury Waterfront home in the exclusive guard gated Bal Harbor Village. Fully furnished for annual rental, available immediately.
1 Unit Available
9349 Collins Ave
9349 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL | Surfside
3 Bedrooms
$55,000
3834 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Live in the Ultimate Luxury at Fendi Chateau, very private flow through corner unit available for Lease. No expensive was spared Custom Designed by BRG Homes. This residence features 4,268 sqft and 3 bedrooms 4.
1 Unit Available
10155 Collins Ave
10155 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL | Bal Harbour
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
2525 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 01:57 AM
Huge 2 Bedroom 3 Bath. Tile Floors, Garden View. Large Terrace Facing South. Building has been remodeled. Full Service Building. Restaurant in Building. Building Required 1 Month Deposit.
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Apartment Rentals in Bay Harbor Islands start at $1,200/month.
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While some Bay Harbor Islands properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bay Harbor Islands. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Broward College, Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale, Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, and Everglades University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bay Harbor Islands. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Broward College, Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale, Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, and Everglades University.

City Guide

Bay Harbor Islands
Although it may only encompass less than one square mile, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, is packed full of more character and amenities than some cities 10 times its size! Your quintessential Southern Florida beach town, it's the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Miami. If living in a Will Smith song, partying "all night on the beach till the break of dawn," isn't your thing, you'll be relieved with how laid-back and convenient this tropical community is.
Although it may only encompass less than one square mile, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, is packed full of more character and amenities than some cities 10 times its size! Your quintessential Southern Florida beach town, it's the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Miami. If living in a Will Smith song, partying "all night on the beach till the break of dawn," isn't your thing, you'll be relieved with how laid-back and convenient this tropical community is.

Located in Miami-Dade County, Bay Harbor Islands is located across the Biscayne Bay from mainland Florida and conveniently connected by the Broad Causeway. Established in 1947, the town is only spread throughout about 0.5 square miles and is home to a proud select number of residents. Consisting of two islands, West and East, the town is bordered by the city of North Miami and the villages of Bal Harbour and Surfside. The town's island vibe and quaint setting may be just a few miles from bustling Miami but feel a world away in regards to its tropical setting and small-town feel. If living on an island with near-perfect weather isn't relaxing enough, you can hop a plane at the nearby Miami International Airport, located just 20 minutes away, and dare to try and find somewhere more vacation-like.

Moving to Bay Harbor Islands?

Lucky, lucky you! The town offers a "boatload" of luxury homes, condos, and apartments. If you had any intention of buying real estate in the area, you may want to reconsider. Nearly 80% of the homes in Bay Harbor Islands are either rental apartments** or a home for rent. For island living, rental prices are not necessarily bank-breaking. Sure, the prestige and lifestyle of living on the island may come at a higher cost than mainland-living, but it could be worse! Although prices vary greatly, a one bedroom apartment may cost around one thousand dollars per month, while a two bedroom apartment for rent will put you back around fifteen hundred dollars per month. Not as affordable as Tom Hank's free island rent on Cast Away but not as pricey as Donald Trump's island living on Manhattan Island.

Moving to Bay Harbor Islands?
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Lucky, lucky you! The town offers a "boatload" of luxury homes, condos, and apartments. If you had any intention of buying real estate in the area, you may want to reconsider. Nearly 80% of the homes in Bay Harbor Islands are either rental apartments** or a home for rent. For island living, rental prices are not necessarily bank-breaking. Sure, the prestige and lifestyle of living on the island may come at a higher cost than mainland-living, but it could be worse! Although prices vary greatly, a one bedroom apartment may cost around one thousand dollars per month, while a two bedroom apartment for rent will put you back around fifteen hundred dollars per month. Not as affordable as Tom Hank's free island rent on Cast Away but not as pricey as Donald Trump's island living on Manhattan Island.

Two Sections of the Islands

As the name, Bay Harbor Islands -- plural -- suggests that the town is separated into two distinct islands. Regardless of which rental you end up in, you'll be close to amenities, parks, recreation, and more.

West Island: Stretching 103 acres, the West Island consists of only single-family homes. Although you may be able to lock in a house rental on the West Island, most aren't rental properties, which can be frustrating for those seeking rental options.

East Island: To quite the contrary of the West Island of Bar Harbor Islands, the more heavily populated, 150-acre East Island contains apartments, condos and townhomes along with a small business district which provides locals with essentials like local shops and boutiques, business offices, parks, and restaurants.

Two Sections of the Islands
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As the name, Bay Harbor Islands -- plural -- suggests that the town is separated into two distinct islands. Regardless of which rental you end up in, you'll be close to amenities, parks, recreation, and more.

West Island: Stretching 103 acres, the West Island consists of only single-family homes. Although you may be able to lock in a house rental on the West Island, most aren't rental properties, which can be frustrating for those seeking rental options.

East Island: To quite the contrary of the West Island of Bar Harbor Islands, the more heavily populated, 150-acre East Island contains apartments, condos and townhomes along with a small business district which provides locals with essentials like local shops and boutiques, business offices, parks, and restaurants.

Bay Harbor Islands Lifestyle

The Community

What was once a sand-bar in Biscayne Bay is how home to a community of Floridians who truly love where they live, work, and relax. Though the town may be small, the community is mighty. Whether you're looking for company or not, you won't go far in Bay Harbor Islands without a local stopping you to chat about the sun-drenched weather, town events, or compare their tan lines with yours. If community gatherings are your scene, the town offers free outdoor movies, stories in the park, and even a free town picnic for all residents every March!

Amenities

Quite frankly, the town is small and you may need to go off the island to find larger retail shops, familiar restaurants and other services. However, most of your daily essentials can be found on the island. If you deem yourself a foodie, you will likely enjoy the diverse restaurants including Mediterranean fare, Italian cuisine, local bakeries, sushi and more! Local shops carry something for every style and many small-town, local businesses offer everything from nail salons and doctors, to fitness centers and dentists.

Getting Around

Believe it or not, the town of Bay Harbor Islands has its own minibus service, it doesn't get much more storybook-life than this! Running Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5AM, the bus has multiple stops around town, including many apartment and condo complexes, and also extends its service to the neighboring towns of Surfside and North Miami. For access between the East and West Islands and for access to mainland Florida, the Broad Causeway is the best option--if you're not on a boat, that is!

The Weather

If you're moving to Bay Harbor Islands from somewhere outside of Florida you may have some adjusting to do. Unlike the majority of the country, the town has an average yearly temperature around 72 degrees Fahrenheit and around 64 inches of precipitation yearly. Moving from within Florida? You know the drill, but the area is slightly hotter and receives a bit more rain than the rest of the state. If you're looking at an apartment complex, make sure it has a great air conditioner and pool to keep you cooler than you already are--as if that is even a possibility!

Bay Harbor Islands Lifestyle
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The Community

What was once a sand-bar in Biscayne Bay is how home to a community of Floridians who truly love where they live, work, and relax. Though the town may be small, the community is mighty. Whether you're looking for company or not, you won't go far in Bay Harbor Islands without a local stopping you to chat about the sun-drenched weather, town events, or compare their tan lines with yours. If community gatherings are your scene, the town offers free outdoor movies, stories in the park, and even a free town picnic for all residents every March!

Amenities

Quite frankly, the town is small and you may need to go off the island to find larger retail shops, familiar restaurants and other services. However, most of your daily essentials can be found on the island. If you deem yourself a foodie, you will likely enjoy the diverse restaurants including Mediterranean fare, Italian cuisine, local bakeries, sushi and more! Local shops carry something for every style and many small-town, local businesses offer everything from nail salons and doctors, to fitness centers and dentists.

Getting Around

Believe it or not, the town of Bay Harbor Islands has its own minibus service, it doesn't get much more storybook-life than this! Running Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5AM, the bus has multiple stops around town, including many apartment and condo complexes, and also extends its service to the neighboring towns of Surfside and North Miami. For access between the East and West Islands and for access to mainland Florida, the Broad Causeway is the best option--if you're not on a boat, that is!

The Weather

If you're moving to Bay Harbor Islands from somewhere outside of Florida you may have some adjusting to do. Unlike the majority of the country, the town has an average yearly temperature around 72 degrees Fahrenheit and around 64 inches of precipitation yearly. Moving from within Florida? You know the drill, but the area is slightly hotter and receives a bit more rain than the rest of the state. If you're looking at an apartment complex, make sure it has a great air conditioner and pool to keep you cooler than you already are--as if that is even a possibility!

The Surrounding Area

As with all island dwellers, sometimes you've just got to get off the island! Luckily for the residents of Bay Harbor Islands, they don't have to feel stranded. They're just a drive or boat ride away from mainland Miami and other Florida beach towns. For a day or night off of the island, consider one of these nearby hot spots:

North Miami: Located less than 10 minutes from Bay Harbor Islands, North Miami is home to a healthy number of residents, making it the sixth-largest city within Miami-Dade County. Many of the amenities you can't find on the island, including well-known business names, can be found in North Miami. If island life is cramping your style and space, you can spread out in Oleta River State Park, the state's largest urban park, or for your fix of culture you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, also located in North Miami.

South Beach: Nicknamed SoBe, the sweet smell of coconut sunscreen and endless vibrant beaches await you in South Beach. From Bay Harbor Islands, a trip to South Beach will take you about 20 minutes without traffic, although you should always count on some in and around Miami! Contrary to what you may have seen on Miami Vice, South Beach is actually one of the most prestigious areas of Miami and a great place to soak up the sun and people watch while you're at it.

Bal Harbour: Talk about island hopping! Bal Harbor and Bay Harbor Islands are just two minutes away from each other. Known as "Florida's most fashionable destination" the small town is home to The Regent Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour Shops, the Sea View Hotel, and St. Regis Bal Harbour. If the famous Ron Burgundy was stationed in Florida and not that other sunny city, San Diego, he might sign off, "keep it classy, Bal Harbour."

Surfside: Surfside is home to world-class resorts, parks, beaches, and boating. Just hop aboard the Bay Harbor Islands' minibus which stops by many local apartment buildings and condos for the four minute ride to this quaint neighboring town.

The Surrounding Area
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As with all island dwellers, sometimes you've just got to get off the island! Luckily for the residents of Bay Harbor Islands, they don't have to feel stranded. They're just a drive or boat ride away from mainland Miami and other Florida beach towns. For a day or night off of the island, consider one of these nearby hot spots:

North Miami: Located less than 10 minutes from Bay Harbor Islands, North Miami is home to a healthy number of residents, making it the sixth-largest city within Miami-Dade County. Many of the amenities you can't find on the island, including well-known business names, can be found in North Miami. If island life is cramping your style and space, you can spread out in Oleta River State Park, the state's largest urban park, or for your fix of culture you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, also located in North Miami.

South Beach: Nicknamed SoBe, the sweet smell of coconut sunscreen and endless vibrant beaches await you in South Beach. From Bay Harbor Islands, a trip to South Beach will take you about 20 minutes without traffic, although you should always count on some in and around Miami! Contrary to what you may have seen on Miami Vice, South Beach is actually one of the most prestigious areas of Miami and a great place to soak up the sun and people watch while you're at it.

Bal Harbour: Talk about island hopping! Bal Harbor and Bay Harbor Islands are just two minutes away from each other. Known as "Florida's most fashionable destination" the small town is home to The Regent Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour Shops, the Sea View Hotel, and St. Regis Bal Harbour. If the famous Ron Burgundy was stationed in Florida and not that other sunny city, San Diego, he might sign off, "keep it classy, Bal Harbour."

Surfside: Surfside is home to world-class resorts, parks, beaches, and boating. Just hop aboard the Bay Harbor Islands' minibus which stops by many local apartment buildings and condos for the four minute ride to this quaint neighboring town.

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Bay Harbor Islands
Although it may only encompass less than one square mile, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, is packed full of more character and amenities than some cities 10 times its size! Your quintessential Southern Florida beach town, it's the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Miami. If living in a Will Smith song, partying "all night on the beach till the break of dawn," isn't your thing, you'll be relieved with how laid-back and convenient this tropical community is.
Although it may only encompass less than one square mile, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, is packed full of more character and amenities than some cities 10 times its size! Your quintessential Southern Florida beach town, it's the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Miami. If living in a Will Smith song, partying "all night on the beach till the break of dawn," isn't your thing, you'll be relieved with how laid-back and convenient this tropical community is.

Located in Miami-Dade County, Bay Harbor Islands is located across the Biscayne Bay from mainland Florida and conveniently connected by the Broad Causeway. Established in 1947, the town is only spread throughout about 0.5 square miles and is home to a proud select number of residents. Consisting of two islands, West and East, the town is bordered by the city of North Miami and the villages of Bal Harbour and Surfside. The town's island vibe and quaint setting may be just a few miles from bustling Miami but feel a world away in regards to its tropical setting and small-town feel. If living on an island with near-perfect weather isn't relaxing enough, you can hop a plane at the nearby Miami International Airport, located just 20 minutes away, and dare to try and find somewhere more vacation-like.

Moving to Bay Harbor Islands?

Lucky, lucky you! The town offers a "boatload" of luxury homes, condos, and apartments. If you had any intention of buying real estate in the area, you may want to reconsider. Nearly 80% of the homes in Bay Harbor Islands are either rental apartments** or a home for rent. For island living, rental prices are not necessarily bank-breaking. Sure, the prestige and lifestyle of living on the island may come at a higher cost than mainland-living, but it could be worse! Although prices vary greatly, a one bedroom apartment may cost around one thousand dollars per month, while a two bedroom apartment for rent will put you back around fifteen hundred dollars per month. Not as affordable as Tom Hank's free island rent on Cast Away but not as pricey as Donald Trump's island living on Manhattan Island.

Moving to Bay Harbor Islands?
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Lucky, lucky you! The town offers a "boatload" of luxury homes, condos, and apartments. If you had any intention of buying real estate in the area, you may want to reconsider. Nearly 80% of the homes in Bay Harbor Islands are either rental apartments** or a home for rent. For island living, rental prices are not necessarily bank-breaking. Sure, the prestige and lifestyle of living on the island may come at a higher cost than mainland-living, but it could be worse! Although prices vary greatly, a one bedroom apartment may cost around one thousand dollars per month, while a two bedroom apartment for rent will put you back around fifteen hundred dollars per month. Not as affordable as Tom Hank's free island rent on Cast Away but not as pricey as Donald Trump's island living on Manhattan Island.

Two Sections of the Islands

As the name, Bay Harbor Islands -- plural -- suggests that the town is separated into two distinct islands. Regardless of which rental you end up in, you'll be close to amenities, parks, recreation, and more.

West Island: Stretching 103 acres, the West Island consists of only single-family homes. Although you may be able to lock in a house rental on the West Island, most aren't rental properties, which can be frustrating for those seeking rental options.

East Island: To quite the contrary of the West Island of Bar Harbor Islands, the more heavily populated, 150-acre East Island contains apartments, condos and townhomes along with a small business district which provides locals with essentials like local shops and boutiques, business offices, parks, and restaurants.

Two Sections of the Islands
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As the name, Bay Harbor Islands -- plural -- suggests that the town is separated into two distinct islands. Regardless of which rental you end up in, you'll be close to amenities, parks, recreation, and more.

West Island: Stretching 103 acres, the West Island consists of only single-family homes. Although you may be able to lock in a house rental on the West Island, most aren't rental properties, which can be frustrating for those seeking rental options.

East Island: To quite the contrary of the West Island of Bar Harbor Islands, the more heavily populated, 150-acre East Island contains apartments, condos and townhomes along with a small business district which provides locals with essentials like local shops and boutiques, business offices, parks, and restaurants.

Bay Harbor Islands Lifestyle

The Community

What was once a sand-bar in Biscayne Bay is how home to a community of Floridians who truly love where they live, work, and relax. Though the town may be small, the community is mighty. Whether you're looking for company or not, you won't go far in Bay Harbor Islands without a local stopping you to chat about the sun-drenched weather, town events, or compare their tan lines with yours. If community gatherings are your scene, the town offers free outdoor movies, stories in the park, and even a free town picnic for all residents every March!

Amenities

Quite frankly, the town is small and you may need to go off the island to find larger retail shops, familiar restaurants and other services. However, most of your daily essentials can be found on the island. If you deem yourself a foodie, you will likely enjoy the diverse restaurants including Mediterranean fare, Italian cuisine, local bakeries, sushi and more! Local shops carry something for every style and many small-town, local businesses offer everything from nail salons and doctors, to fitness centers and dentists.

Getting Around

Believe it or not, the town of Bay Harbor Islands has its own minibus service, it doesn't get much more storybook-life than this! Running Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5AM, the bus has multiple stops around town, including many apartment and condo complexes, and also extends its service to the neighboring towns of Surfside and North Miami. For access between the East and West Islands and for access to mainland Florida, the Broad Causeway is the best option--if you're not on a boat, that is!

The Weather

If you're moving to Bay Harbor Islands from somewhere outside of Florida you may have some adjusting to do. Unlike the majority of the country, the town has an average yearly temperature around 72 degrees Fahrenheit and around 64 inches of precipitation yearly. Moving from within Florida? You know the drill, but the area is slightly hotter and receives a bit more rain than the rest of the state. If you're looking at an apartment complex, make sure it has a great air conditioner and pool to keep you cooler than you already are--as if that is even a possibility!

Bay Harbor Islands Lifestyle
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The Community

What was once a sand-bar in Biscayne Bay is how home to a community of Floridians who truly love where they live, work, and relax. Though the town may be small, the community is mighty. Whether you're looking for company or not, you won't go far in Bay Harbor Islands without a local stopping you to chat about the sun-drenched weather, town events, or compare their tan lines with yours. If community gatherings are your scene, the town offers free outdoor movies, stories in the park, and even a free town picnic for all residents every March!

Amenities

Quite frankly, the town is small and you may need to go off the island to find larger retail shops, familiar restaurants and other services. However, most of your daily essentials can be found on the island. If you deem yourself a foodie, you will likely enjoy the diverse restaurants including Mediterranean fare, Italian cuisine, local bakeries, sushi and more! Local shops carry something for every style and many small-town, local businesses offer everything from nail salons and doctors, to fitness centers and dentists.

Getting Around

Believe it or not, the town of Bay Harbor Islands has its own minibus service, it doesn't get much more storybook-life than this! Running Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5AM, the bus has multiple stops around town, including many apartment and condo complexes, and also extends its service to the neighboring towns of Surfside and North Miami. For access between the East and West Islands and for access to mainland Florida, the Broad Causeway is the best option--if you're not on a boat, that is!

The Weather

If you're moving to Bay Harbor Islands from somewhere outside of Florida you may have some adjusting to do. Unlike the majority of the country, the town has an average yearly temperature around 72 degrees Fahrenheit and around 64 inches of precipitation yearly. Moving from within Florida? You know the drill, but the area is slightly hotter and receives a bit more rain than the rest of the state. If you're looking at an apartment complex, make sure it has a great air conditioner and pool to keep you cooler than you already are--as if that is even a possibility!

The Surrounding Area

As with all island dwellers, sometimes you've just got to get off the island! Luckily for the residents of Bay Harbor Islands, they don't have to feel stranded. They're just a drive or boat ride away from mainland Miami and other Florida beach towns. For a day or night off of the island, consider one of these nearby hot spots:

North Miami: Located less than 10 minutes from Bay Harbor Islands, North Miami is home to a healthy number of residents, making it the sixth-largest city within Miami-Dade County. Many of the amenities you can't find on the island, including well-known business names, can be found in North Miami. If island life is cramping your style and space, you can spread out in Oleta River State Park, the state's largest urban park, or for your fix of culture you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, also located in North Miami.

South Beach: Nicknamed SoBe, the sweet smell of coconut sunscreen and endless vibrant beaches await you in South Beach. From Bay Harbor Islands, a trip to South Beach will take you about 20 minutes without traffic, although you should always count on some in and around Miami! Contrary to what you may have seen on Miami Vice, South Beach is actually one of the most prestigious areas of Miami and a great place to soak up the sun and people watch while you're at it.

Bal Harbour: Talk about island hopping! Bal Harbor and Bay Harbor Islands are just two minutes away from each other. Known as "Florida's most fashionable destination" the small town is home to The Regent Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour Shops, the Sea View Hotel, and St. Regis Bal Harbour. If the famous Ron Burgundy was stationed in Florida and not that other sunny city, San Diego, he might sign off, "keep it classy, Bal Harbour."

Surfside: Surfside is home to world-class resorts, parks, beaches, and boating. Just hop aboard the Bay Harbor Islands' minibus which stops by many local apartment buildings and condos for the four minute ride to this quaint neighboring town.

The Surrounding Area
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As with all island dwellers, sometimes you've just got to get off the island! Luckily for the residents of Bay Harbor Islands, they don't have to feel stranded. They're just a drive or boat ride away from mainland Miami and other Florida beach towns. For a day or night off of the island, consider one of these nearby hot spots:

North Miami: Located less than 10 minutes from Bay Harbor Islands, North Miami is home to a healthy number of residents, making it the sixth-largest city within Miami-Dade County. Many of the amenities you can't find on the island, including well-known business names, can be found in North Miami. If island life is cramping your style and space, you can spread out in Oleta River State Park, the state's largest urban park, or for your fix of culture you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, also located in North Miami.

South Beach: Nicknamed SoBe, the sweet smell of coconut sunscreen and endless vibrant beaches await you in South Beach. From Bay Harbor Islands, a trip to South Beach will take you about 20 minutes without traffic, although you should always count on some in and around Miami! Contrary to what you may have seen on Miami Vice, South Beach is actually one of the most prestigious areas of Miami and a great place to soak up the sun and people watch while you're at it.

Bal Harbour: Talk about island hopping! Bal Harbor and Bay Harbor Islands are just two minutes away from each other. Known as "Florida's most fashionable destination" the small town is home to The Regent Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour Shops, the Sea View Hotel, and St. Regis Bal Harbour. If the famous Ron Burgundy was stationed in Florida and not that other sunny city, San Diego, he might sign off, "keep it classy, Bal Harbour."

Surfside: Surfside is home to world-class resorts, parks, beaches, and boating. Just hop aboard the Bay Harbor Islands' minibus which stops by many local apartment buildings and condos for the four minute ride to this quaint neighboring town.