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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 5,793 and has a total area of 0.6 square miles, with 0.4 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of water. 


The town of Bay Harbour Islands is connected to the mainland of Biscayne Bay through the Broad Causeway. It is surrounded by Indian Creek, Bal Harbour, Surfside, and Biscayne Bay. Bay Harbour Islands is also sandwiched between two equally beautiful neighborhoods, Miami Beach and Aventura.

Real Estate Community in Bay Harbour

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Most single-family homes have a median size of 1,009 square feet. The median lot size is 17,500 square feet. Average size of condominium units in Bay Harbour Islands is 1,194 square feet. Some condos have up to 3,400 square feet of space.

Common Property Types or House Styles

Bay Harbour Islands consists mostly of single-family homes and waterfront properties. There are also mid-rise residential properties and multi-family housing available in the area. High-rise condo buildings can also be found here.

Average Market Pricing

Bay Harbour Islands homes for sale have a median price of $352,500. Price per square foot is $257. Waterfront residences, on the other hand, are priced from $4.3 million. Bay Harbour Islands condos for sale start at $257,833. Average price per square foot is $181. 

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Bay Harbour is filled with MiMo-style single-family homes constructed years back. 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 Christian Fittipaldi, a racecar driver, Lesley Visser, an American sportscaster and the first female NFL analyst on TV, and Nestor Torres, a jazz flautist. Stanley G. Tate, a former mayor and Garrett Wittels, a baseball player 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 is 75.6°F. August is the warmest month, with an average temperature of 82°F while January has the lowest average temperature of 67.5°F.

Employment/Job Opportunities

The most profitable industries in Bay Harbour Islands are business, financial, legal, health care, law enforcement, 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, Palm Restaurant, Asia Bay, Bay Harbor Bistro & Bakery, Orlando’s Pizza, Unico Cafe, Aperion Grill & Bar, Mad Chiller, Kuenko, and The Lone Wolfe-Food Truck. 


Miami-Dade County Public Schools serve Bay Harbor Islands. Students attend the following public schools: Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center in 94th Street, 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 School, and St. Patrick Elementary 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 Intralocal Shuttles.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

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

There are two huge 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, 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 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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