Best known for the landmark Pea Soup Andersen's Restaurant, tourists (especially the older generations) find this name a moniker that has provide a hearty bowl of soup to travelers for many decades.
Over 70 percent of the residents (under 2,000) are Latino with jobs and work supported by highway enterprises, and farming in Merced County. The county ranks 5th among 58 counties in California for farming. Its top crops include Milk, Chickens, Almonds, Cattle and Calves and Potatoes.
The landscape of Santa Nella is mostly
acreage of farm lands. As a tourist
destination, Santa Nella does not have an
active tourism program, except for the
businesses along I-5 trying to grab their
market share of the freeway traffic passing
by this unincorporated region.