Retirement Villages in Pakenham

RCA built retirement villages in Pakenham are more than just retirement villages. Main Street and Cardinia Waters retirement villages are communities that feel like a country town, where residents can continue to lead their lives and engage in community-led activities and functions.

RCA Villages in Pakenham

RCA is a family-owned and private company, founded in 2008. We have grown from strength to success because our focus is on our residents.

Over the past decade, we have become a leader in developing retirement villages in Melbourne. Our ongoing commitment to building excellence enables us to construct beautiful homes for our residents because we believe that a home is much more than a house. And while you are enjoying your new home, we take care of external maintenance and upkeep of the community facilities.

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Advantages of an established retirement village & community in Pakenham

Our housing choices are as individual as you are; some residents want a brand new home and are happy to wait for their village to be under construction for the first few years, while others want to move into an established village and community so they can hit the ground running.

Main Street and Cardinia Waters retirement villages in Pakenham are the right choice for you if you are looking to move into a villa as soon as possible within an established community. Along with your modern home, all village facilities have been built and it’s like moving into a small country town.

Our Active Health Program

It's one thing to live in a retirement community; it’s another if you can lead an active lifestyle there. Our RCA Villages are designed with this goal in mind—our residents enjoy good health and happiness through their social engagement as well physical activity!

Our Active Health program provides a free membership to residents, so that all residents can get the most out of the facilities and services (sometimes there is a small charge if residents would like an instructor) available to them.. Whether it's working towards strength and balance through light exercise or guiding residents into healthy eating habits that will keep them feeling their best.

Our Active Health program encompasses a range of activities designed to keep you engaged and involved, and promotes the overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our residents. Yoga, meditation, aqua aerobics, craft and walking groups – even Happy Hour – assists with wellbeing!

Our Pakenham Retirement Villages are run by the residents committee

Every RCA village is managed by a Committee of Management; seven of the ten committee members are democratically elected residents of the village. This means you can have a direct involvement in setting the direction, the budget and the operational management of your village. Your involvement isn’t just welcomed, it’s actively encouraged.

Whether you are looking for a large bustling community like Cardinia Waters, or a villa in a smaller village right in the Main Street, RCA Village has all the bases covered for your Pakenham retirement. Visit our available homes page for Pakenham retirement units & villas for sale.

You may be interested in booking a tour at our retirement village in Cranbourne or exploring available retirement units for sale at Casey Grange in Cranbourne.

Living in an RCA Retirement Village in Pakenham.

Your beautiful new villa is only the beginning. As an extension of your new home, our residents share beautiful community facilities — from the Clubhouse, to the pool, to the vegetable garden — there’s enough space to entertain and enjoy yourself at an RCA retirement village in Pakenham.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a pet/s at a retirement village in Pakenham?

At both Cardinia Waters Village and Maint Street Village, two Pakenham retirement villages, we understand that pets can be wonderful companions. However, the comfort and safety of our residents are paramount and we, therefore, have a few rules regarding keeping pets in our village. As long as your pet isn't causing a nuisance to other residents or damaging shared amenities, then you are welcome to keep them with you in your retirement unit or apartment. Please speak with our team before signing up to ensure that your pet is permitted and any specific regulations are adhered to.

Can I have guests stay with me at a Pakenham retirement village?

At Cardinia Waters and Main Street retirement villages in Pakenham, we welcome visitors and short-stay guests to join you in your retirement unit or apartment. You cannot sub-lease or let your villa to others but, of course, you can have house guests stay at any time. There are provisions within the terms of your contract with us regarding the length of time that a guest can stay with you. If you are having guests stay for more than two days it is preferable to advise the Village Manager. You must obtain written consent if your guests are staying more than one month, and they are your responsibility while visiting the retirement village in Pakenham. With regard to child guests, they must be under adult supervision at all times and in the company of a resident when using the facilities at the retirement village.

Are care and support services available at retirement villages in Pakenham?

Yes, there are care and support services available at both Cardinia Waters and Main Street retirement villages in Pakenham. Our team can provide you with information on the level of care and support services available to you when you sign up. This could include optional allied health services for ‘fee for service’ if required, as well as 24 hour emergency support services. We also offer social activities for village living designed to help residents stay connected and active within our community.

What are the costs involved in moving into a retirement unit or apartment in Pakenham?

When you move into an RCA built retirement village in Pakenham you will advance us the Ingoing Price in return for the lifetime lease over your retirement unit or apartment. Your sales representative will advise you of the current prices for units or apartments for Cardinia Waters Village or Main Street Village in Pakenham. Because you are ‘buying’ a lifetime lease you will not need to pay stamp duty and title registration fees that are usually payable when you buy freehold title to a property. In addition to the Ingoing Price, you will incur the usual costs when acquiring a home, including:

  • Solicitor’s fees;
  • Financial advisor’s fees;
  • Furniture moving costs
  • Utility connections as applicable;
  • Any further expenses incurred with the sale of your existing home.

There is also a monthly Service and Maintenance Charge (also referred to as the Levy) that covers the cost of running and maintaining the respective retirement village in Pakenham.

Who holds the responsibility to refurbish my accommodation once I end my occupancy or leave a Pakenham Retirement Village?

It is important to understand and clarify who holds the responsibility for the refurbishment of your accommodation once you end your occupancy or leave a lifestyle village in Pakenham. The terms of your contract with a Pakenham retirement village will determine who is responsible for this. Some contracts may state that it is the responsibility of the resident, while others may specify that it will be the responsibility of the retirement village operator. Make sure to cover this question and plan for any associated expenses before entering into a contractual agreement when purchasing a unit for sale in a retirement village in Pakenham. If you require more information about this topic, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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