Life in Pakenham. Who will your neighbours be? Locals enjoy a family-friendly lifestyle in Pakenham. The welcoming community is full of young families with new babies, bigger families raising kids, and older couples who are empty-nesting or upgrading to new homes in rural surrounds. Getting out and about Life in Pakenham is relaxed and easy-going, but there’s always something to do when you want to get out. Cardinia Cultural Centre offers a great variety of theatre, cabaret and comedy shows – it’s the perfect place for a night out. Head to Pakenham & District Golf Club for a quick 9-holes after work – or a leisurely 18 on Saturday morning. Splash out at Cardinia LiFE Sports and Aquatic Centre or take an afternoon drive to the Dandenongs. Dine out in Lakeside or enjoy an afternoon drink at the historic Pakenham Hotel.