Area codes 415 and 628
Area code 415 is a California telephone area code that was one of the first three original area codes established in California in October 1947. It serves San Francisco and its northern suburbs in Marin County (across the Golden Gate Bridge). It will be overlaid with area code 628 on February 21, 2015.
415 was one of the original three area codes in California, established in 1947. It originally covered central California, south of area code 916 and north of area code 213. It stretched from Sacramento in the north to Bakersfield in the south.
In 1950, 415 was extended along the North Coast to the Oregon border, while 916 was rotated to cover the northeastern corner of the state. As part of this realignment, Sacramento was shifted from 415 to 916, while Bakersfield moved to 213.
For a short time in the early 1950s, area code 318 was temporarily used, initially by customers in Englewood, New Jersey participating in the first customer direct distance dialing experiment to reach San Francisco as well as some areas north of the Golden Gate. In 1953, the entire Bay Area was "reunited" in using area code 415.
Area 415 has been split thrice:
- On March 1, 1959, in a three-way split, area code 707 was created for the North Coast (excluding Marin County) and area code 408 for San Jose and the South Bay.
- On August 2, 1997, area code 650 was created; the partition approximately followed the boundary between San Francisco, which (along with Marin County) kept 415, and San Mateo County to the south, which received the new code. Deviations from the county line were a very small area east of the San Francisco Golf Club, which was changed to 650, and portions of Brisbane and Daly City, which retained area code 415.
Communities in the 415 area code
City & County of San Francisco
- Bel Marin Keys
- Black Point-Green Point
- California Park
- Corte Madera
- Inverness Park
- Lagunitas-Forest Knolls
- Lucas Valley-Marinwood
- Marin City
- McNears Beach
- Mill Valley
- Muir Beach
- Paradise Cay
- Point Reyes Station
- San Anselmo
- San Geronimo
- San Quentin
- San Rafael
- Santa Venetia
- Sleepy Hollow
- Stinson Beach
- Tamalpais-Homestead Valley
San Mateo County
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- "Move over 415, San Francisco Gets a New Area Code" on San Francisco Chronicle web site 415 had been one of the few urban area codes without an overlay, making San Francisco one of the largest cities where seven-digit dialing still functioned.
|California area codes: 209, 213, 310/424, 323, 408/669, 415, 442/760, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951|
|West: Pacific Ocean, 808||area code 415||East: 510, 925|
|Hawaii area codes: 808|