The Cahuenga Pass is a low mountain pass through on the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood Hills. The Cahuenga Pass connects the Los Angeles Basin to the San Fernando Valley via U.S. Route 101 (Hollywood Freeway) and Cahuenga Boulevard. It is the lowest pass through the mountains. This Hollywood Hills neighborhood borders Hollywood, Hollywood Hills East, Studio City, Toluca Lake and Universal City.
Some Cahuenga Pass History... The name Cahuenga comes from a Tongva village named Kawé’nga, probably meaning "at the mountain".
It was the site of two major battles: the Battle of Cahuenga Pass in 1831 (a fight between local settlers and the Mexican-appointed governor and his men; two deaths), and the Battle of Providencia or Second Battle of Cahuenga Pass in 1845 (between locals over whether to secede from Mexico; one horse and one mule killed). Both were on the San Fernando Valley side near present-day Studio City, and cannonballs are still occasionally found during excavations in the area. Along the route of the historic El Camino Real, the historic significance of the pass is also marked by a marker along Cahuenga Blvd. which names the area Paseo de Cahuenga.
Homes in the hills here are in just about any style imaginable. Small bungalows, hilltop estates and unique architectural homes are just a few of the special homes you will find here. The central location offers easy access to the Westside, Valley and Downtown LA.