Welcome to Bay Harbor
A charming community with a small-town feel yet unbeatable access to modern urban amenities and benefits
Located just off of Miami’s mainland is Bay Harbor Islands. This quaint and charming community offers easy access to the excitement of Miami while still being a serene oasis. Perfect for those who want access to incredible dining, entertainment, and shopping options while also having a calm escape, Bay Harbor Islands is a fantastic spot that buyers of all types are flocking to.
The neighborhood here is very calm and laid-back. This quiet community acts as an escape from the hustle and energy of the nearby city. Many homes here have waterfront access, a luxurious and highly sought-after trait. Most homes here are luxurious and upscale, which draws in plenty of buyers who want a sophisticated property with fantastic nearby amenities.
What to Love
- A laid-back and low-key atmosphere
- Breathtaking homes with incredible access to the water
- A friendly and welcoming community that is rich with history and culture
Locals of Bay Harbor tend to live a peaceful, quintessential Florida lifestyle. With such easy access to the water here, many locals can often be found boating, fishing, or sunbathing on the water. The area is extremely serene, and many locals enjoy biking or jogging through the community on a warm and sunny day. Bay Harbor also has its own incredible local restaurants and shops, as well as offering unbeatable proximity to the excitement and world-class amenities of Miami.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Bay Harbor residents have fantastic access to great restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. O'lima Signature Cuisine is one very popular restaurant to visit in the area. This authentic Peruvian restaurant is a sophisticated and contemporary spot for locals to visit when they’re craving the amazing flavors of Peruvian-Japanese cuisine. Some must-try dishes here include the Tiradito Nikkei, the Ravioli de Salmon, and the Tagliatelle Fruto Del Mar.
Another great spot to try in the surrounding area is The Palm - Miami. With a sophisticated, private-club feel, this steakhouse is the perfect spot for an upscale meal with a partner or a group of friends. With tons of delicious dishes and signature cocktails to pair with them, this is an exciting and elegant spot that locals flock to for special occasions. Be sure to try their Pan Seared Branzino, Broiled Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster, and the 12 oz Center-Cut Filet.
Bay Harbor also provides locals with fantastic access to world-class shopping. The Bal Harbour Shops are just a short distance away from the area, and this iconic shopping center has something for everyone. Boasting major retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Fendi, and more, this is a dream for designer-loving shoppers.
Things to Do
The Bay Harbor Islands have plenty of things for locals to do. Members of this ocean-centric community can often be found enjoying the beautiful surrounding area and all it has to offer. Common leisure-time activities include boating, fishing, swimming, and generally enjoying the beautiful outdoors, making it an ideal place for people who love to get active and enjoy the Florida sun.
Another great activity that is just a short drive away is golfing at the Normandy Shores Golf Club. Here, golfers can enjoy a challenging yet doable course with breathtaking natural surroundings, perfect for a sunny weekend morning.
The Bay Harbor Islands also have a variety of schools in the area for locals to take advantage of. Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center is one well-known school in the area, and it is excellent for younger students.
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