menu

Bal Harbour, FL

This is a small community in a single neighborhood. As throughout the site, some neighborhood-level data are reserved for subscribers.





Overview


Bal Harbour is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,981 people and just one neighborhood, Bal Harbour is the 333rd largest community in Florida.

Bal Harbour home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Bal Harbour real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Bal Harbour is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bal Harbour is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bal Harbour who work in management occupations (18.80%), healthcare (15.35%), and business and financial occupations (9.99%).

Also of interest is that Bal Harbour has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Bal Harbour telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.98% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Bal Harbour is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Bal Harbour’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

One of the nice things about Bal Harbour is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Bal Harbour, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.38 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small village, Bal Harbour does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

If knowledge is power, Bal Harbour is a pretty powerful place. 60.23% of the adults in Bal Harbour have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Bal Harbour in 2018 was $89,702, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $358,808 for a family of four. However, Bal Harbour contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bal Harbour is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Bal Harbour home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bal Harbour residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bal Harbour also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.59% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bal Harbour include European, Russian, Polish, Irish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bal Harbour's cultural character, accounting for 42.11% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Bal Harbour is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bal Harbour, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 63.5%, which is higher than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 89.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.0% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Russian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 17.6% have South American ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (42.1%) than are found in 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Bal Harbour are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 51.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 62.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 17.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.2%), and 8.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 46.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Bal Harbour, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (17.6%). There are also a number of people of Russian ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report Cuban roots (6.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.4%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 42.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (63.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Real Estate includes:
Average Home Values
Rental Market
Housing Market Details
Neighborhood Setting
Economics & Demographics include:
Lifestyle & Special Character
Household Types
Commute To Work
Migration & Mobility
Race & Ethnic Diversity
Employment Industries & Occupations
Income & Unemployment Rate
Higher Education Attainment
Crime includes:
Neighborhood Crime Index
Crimes Per Square Mile
Property Crime Comparison
Violent Crime Comparison
Schools include:
School Ratings
Schools In District
Public School Test Scores
School District Enrollment
Educational Expenditures

comparable neighborhoods nearby