The community of Sakaw is a residential neighborhood located in the Mill Woods area of Southeast Edmonton Alberta. The neighborhood is a part of the Mill Woods community of Millhurst along with its sister neighborhood of Meyokumin.
The two neighborhoods are laid out almost identical of each other. The name Sakaw means "wooded area" in the Cree language." The neighborhood is bounded on the west by 66 Street, the north by Mill Woods Road South, the east by 50 Street, and the south by the Anthony Henday Drive. The area is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Mill Woods area.
Residential construction in the neighborhood primarily occurred during the 1970s and 1980s. Just under half of the residences in the neighborhood were built between 1971 and 1980. The remaining homes were built between 1981 and 1990.
According to past municipal census, single family dwellings account for seven out of ten of the residences in the neighborhood. Making the neighborhood popular with established families. Property values among these single family dwellings have remained stable for the last several years. Row houses account for another one out of every six and duplexes account for one in twelve of residences. One in twenty of residences are Rented apartments in low rise buildings. Three out of four of residences are owner occupied while the remaining one in four are rented.
There is one school in the neighborhood, Sakaw Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Public School System. The school is wonderful administrated and specializes in social sciences and language arts at a very young age.
Other communities in the area include; Satoo, Tawa, Richfield and Minchau