Pioneer Village, incorporated in 1989 by its developer, Robert C. Powell Development,consists of 164 single family homes. Front yard maintenance, exterior painting of home and fence, streets, and street lights are maintained by the association and is included in the monthly dues.
The streets in Pioneer Village commemorate people and places of the Gold Rush. Melones, a former settlement in Calaveras County, is representative of many former Gold Rush communities. Originally named Robinson's Ferry, Melones was later renamed Carson's Hill. It was the site of one of the most productive mining areas in the state. Now submerged beneath a reservoir, like many old camps in the Gold Country, Melones existed only for a short time during the California Gold Rush. Later, the name was transferred to another area several miles away.