Forest Trace offers the very finest resort-style amenities and luxury services for active adults who want more out of life. Situated on 73 beautiful acres in Lauderhill, this scenic resort community defines excellence in service, facilities and accommodations, setting the standard for luxury resort adult living in Fort Lauderdale.

Conveniently located just south of Commercial Boulevard between the turnpike and University Drive, Forest Trace features spacious one and two-bedroom apartments with balconies in a private, gated community.

“When I developed Forest Trace about 20 years ago, this was a completely new concept,” says Stanley Rosenthal referring to his magnificent 55+ community. “We have a beautiful property and we wanted to try to provide people with a wonderful place to relax and retire.”

Forest Trace is not a retirement village, but more like a luxury adult destination community. The property features a 30 acre lake with private dock, multi-purpose clubhouse, fully-equipped fitness center, heated Olympic-size swimming pool and complimentary golf at Inverrary Country Club located adjacent to the property.

“In addition, we also created a partnership with the Grossinger family out of New York and created the Jennie Grossinger Theater, where top entertainment performs on a regular basis,” states Rosenthal. The theatre can seat up to 250 guests and may be considered the social epicenter of the property.

In recent years, Rosenthal and his team at Forest Trace have made an overt effort to reach out to the gay and lesbian community. “We realized there was an entire community which was evolving in Fort Lauderdale and had no place to enjoy their retirement outside of high-rise living.” Just last month, Forest Trace made a sizable donation of $25,000 to the Pride Center at Equality Park’s capital campaign, making the community a Star League contributor. “We wanted to show that we are gay-friendly and doing everything possible to reach out to and support the gay community,” Rosenthal tells SFGN. A large number of the staff at Forest Trace is gay as well.

Local businessman Donn Rubin relocated from his condominium in East Fort Lauderdale this past October with his partner Steve. “Forest Trace has everything we were looking for in a community. The food, the maid service, the staff…it’s the total package,” states Rubin enthusiastically. “I think it’s very important to have a luxury community that openly welcomes LGBT residents, while at the same time offers so many benefits.”

All of the 322 units are rentals and include all community amenities as well as breakfast and dinner each day. The dining experience at Forest Trace is parallel to a four-star restaurant. Dinner entrees may include filet mignon, red snapper or farm-raised chicken. All are accompanied by soup, salad, vegetables and dessert. Furthermore, all residents are treated to a daily happy hour.

The grounds at Forest Trace resemble a nature preserve, with miles of tree-lined pathways, bird watching and fishing.

For more information, please visit or contact 954.572.1800.