Reasons to live near Pakenham
Discover the reasons why more families are moving near Pakenham for their next home
Pakenham is located about 53km from Melbourne’s CBD in the South East. This location provides easy access to Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne’s South East. With thriving local businesses it is home to a diverse, welcoming community.
Here’s some of the reasons to love living near Pakenham, often referred to as a town with a country feel.
Access to shops & community facilities
Many shopping centres, supermarkets and a homemaker centre with Bunnings for everything you need. Pakenham Library has programs for all ages keeping you connected to the community.
Access to schools
With over 10 schools, including primary and secondary. Pick from both government and private to find the right education choice for your family. More is yet to come as part of the Pakenham East PSP.
Access to weekend activities
Living near Pakenham gives you access to fun weekend activities – including 16 minutes drive to Gumbuya World theme park. Dive into the tastes of the region with the many wineries and food producers all within a short drive.
Diverse, welcoming community
Established in the 1800’s, Pakenham has a rich and diverse history with a growing cultural mix. On the yearly events calendar for the town is Yakkerboo Festival. This celebrates Mr Yakkerboo, a mascot that is much loved and celebrated by the town. Yakkerboo comes from Aboriginal language and means ‘Greener pastures’.
The future is bright for Pakenham too with a new Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) set out by the government. This will bring more parks, shops, schools, community facilities and homes for families to the area known as Pakenham East PSP. A new train station will be delivered as part of this plan.
Averley by Lendlease is delivering a neighbourhood within this area with wellbeing at its heart. This vision has translated to a community that considers the naturally occurring elevations of the land. Averley residents will enjoy well designed open spaces and elevated views of the surrounding area.
A range of options for you to start building your dream home at Averley include land to build on, townhouses and house & land packages.