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Bay Harbor Islands


General Overview

Bay Harbour Islands is known for having a huge number of mid-century Miami Modernist-style homes or MiMo homes. Today, several residential properties have sprouted to cater to those who want a small-town vibe. It has a population of around 6,000 and has a total area of just over 269 acres.


The town of Bay Harbour Islands is connected to the mainland of Biscayne Bay through the Broad Causeway. It is composed of two islands, Broadview and Bay Harbour, and is surrounded by Indian Creek, Bal Harbour, Surfside, and Biscayne Bay. Bay Harbour Islands is also roughly equidistant between Miami Beach and Aventura.

Real Estate Community in Bay Harbour

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Single-family homes have a median size of approximately 3,000 square feet. Lot sizes typically start at 0.23 acres. The sizes of condominium units in Bay Harbour Islands range from under 1,000 sq.ft. to over 2,000 sq.ft. and up.

Common Property Types or House Styles

The western island, Broadview, is composed of single-family homes and waterfront properties. Multi-family housing is available in the eastern Bay Harbor Island in the form of mid-rise residential properties and high-rise condo buildings.

Average Market Pricing

Bay Harbour Islands homes for sale have a median list price of $499,000 and a median sold home price of $363,500. The median listing home price per square foot is $340. Waterfront residences, on the other hand, start at around $3 million. Bay Harbour Islands condos for sale start at under $200,000 and go up to over $1.5 million.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Bay Harbour is filled with MiMo-style single-family homes constructed in the heyday of the mid-century modern movement. MiMo, or Miami Modernist architecture, is an architectural style that’s distinct to homes built in the 1940s to the 1950s.

Notable Homeowners

Prominent personalities who have made Bay Harbour their home include racecar driver Christian Fittipaldi; sportscaster Lesley Visser, who was the first female NFL analyst on TV; Latin Grammy Award winning flutist Nestor Torres; and former mayor. Former mayor Stanley G. Tate and baseball player Garrett Wittels, also join the roster of notable homeowners in Bay Harbour Islands.

Living in Bay Harbour

General Cost of Living

The cost of living in Bay Harbour Islands is 18% higher than the US average. Housing is the biggest factor that contributes to this rating.


The average temperature in Bay Harbour Islands ranges from 61°F to 90°F. August is the warmest month, with daily highs over 87°F while January is the coolest, with lows of 61°F.

Employment/Job Opportunities

The most prominent industries in Bay Harbour Islands are real estate and rentals, health care, and retail.


Although a small town in size, Bay Harbour is big in the dining experience department. There are several restaurants worth mentioning, such as O’Lima Restaurant, The Palm, Bay Harbor Bistro & Bakery, and Kuenko.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools serve Bay Harbor Islands. Students typically attend the following public schools: Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor K-8 Center on 94th Street, Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School at North Michigan Avenue, and Miami Beach Senior High School.

Other schools serving the area are Riviera Preparatory School, Blessed Trinity Catholic School, St. Lawrence Elementary School, Holy Family Catholic School, and St. Patrick’s School.


Locals get around using the town’s shuttle service available for Bay Harbor Islands’ residents. This free shuttle operates from 9AM to 5PM on weekdays and has stops in North Miami and Surfside. There are also three pick-up points to take residents to the Surfside and Bal Harbour Interlocal Shuttles.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Shopping is a favorite pastime here in Bay Harbour Islands. Upscale shops and boutiques selling on-trend apparel can be found in town, including Gloria Couture, Jackie Abraham Jewelers, and Praschnik Fine Jewelers.

There are several green spaces in Bay Harbour Islands. Children can play at the waterfront Tot Lot. Tennis courts, tennis camps, two dog parks, a waterpark, and a Vita Course can all be found within town.

Individuals and families alike won’t ever run out of things to do at Kane Concourse, the Indian Creek Country Club, and Bal Harbour, which is just a few minutes from Bay Harbour Islands.

Bay Harbour Islands Community Service Department hosts an 8-week summer camp and an after-school program at the Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor K-8 Center.

From MiMo-style single-family homes to more contemporary condos, The Jills Zeder Group can help you find the property suited for your lifestyle. Contact us at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started on your search for your residential headquarters here in Bay Harbour.

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