With the winding Box River, the southeast is riddled with the most lakeside communities than any other area. This means living with the convenience of the city and the serenity of the country. There are beautiful green spaces, playgrounds and parks. The southeast is also one of the fastest growing areas, where neighbourhoods like Cranston and McKenzie Towne have been expanding since the 1990s. Major roads connect the SE communities with the rest of the city including the downtown core.