About Virginia Area Code 703

The 703 area code includes Virginia cities Alexandria, Arlington, Centreville, Engleside, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, Lorton, McLean, Manassas, Occoquan, Vienna.

Nearby area codes are 202, 240, 301, 304, 434, 540, 571 and 804.
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Extended information

North American telephone area codes 703 and 571 are Commonwealth of Virginia overlay area codes which serve most telephone installations in Northern Virginia, including the independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Manassas, as well as the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, parts of Fauquier County, Virginia, eastern Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford. Area code 703 was created as one of the original area codes in October 1947 for the entire state.

- Area code 804 was split from 703 on June 24, 1973.
- Area code 703 was again split on June 19, 1995 to form Area code 540.
- Area code 571 was created on March 1, 2000 as an overlay to area code 703.

Dialing Requirements
Local calls, regardless of the area code, are dialed as ten digits, namely, area code and number. Long-distance calls are dialed as 11 digits, namely, 1 + area code + number. There is no longer 7-digit dialing from telephones in area code 703 or 571.

Service Areas
These area codes serve the following cities and towns in Virginia: Alexandria, Annandale, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Dale City, Fairfax, Falls Church, Franconia, Groveton, Herndon, Lake Ridge, Leesburg, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Mount Vernon, Oakton, Occoquan Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna, West Springfield, and Woodbridge, as well as all or part of the following counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford.

1973 split - In an area-code split on Sunday, 24 June 1973, which became mandatory on January 1, 1974, Area Code 703 was restricted to the northern and western regions of Virginia—from Arlington in the north down through Blacksburg and the southwestern region of the state—while the central (e.g., Richmond) and southeastern (e.g., Norfolk and Virginia Beach) portions of Virginia were split off and reassigned the 804 area code.

1995 split - On June 19, 1995, Bell Atlantic and GTE restricted the geographical region served by area code 703 to only Northern Virginia exchanges, and assigned the other local exchanges formerly served by area code 703 to the 540 area code.

2000 overlay - Area code 571 was introduced on March 1, 2000 as an overlay to the region served by area code 703. Area code 571 serves most new telephone exchanges; while it is primarily associated with mobile telephone lines, it is also used for certain new landline exchanges, such as the telephone service for the United States Patent and Trademark Office since its move to Alexandria, or Fairfax County Public Schools who moved their headquarters to the Falls Church postal zone (though outside the city itself) in 2006. Without the overlay, it would have been necessary to split area code 703 even further, to include only Alexandria and parts of Arlington.

703 Area Code Exchanges 100-153:

703-100-xxxx    703-101-xxxx    703-102-xxxx    703-103-xxxx    703-104-xxxx    703-105-xxxx    703-106-xxxx    703-107-xxxx    703-108-xxxx    703-109-xxxx    703-110-xxxx    703-111-xxxx    703-112-xxxx    703-113-xxxx    703-114-xxxx    703-115-xxxx    703-116-xxxx    703-117-xxxx    703-118-xxxx    703-119-xxxx    703-120-xxxx    703-121-xxxx    703-122-xxxx    703-123-xxxx    703-124-xxxx    703-125-xxxx    703-126-xxxx    703-127-xxxx    703-128-xxxx    703-129-xxxx    703-130-xxxx    703-131-xxxx    703-132-xxxx    703-133-xxxx    703-134-xxxx    703-135-xxxx    703-136-xxxx    703-137-xxxx    703-138-xxxx    703-139-xxxx    703-140-xxxx    703-141-xxxx    703-142-xxxx    703-143-xxxx    703-144-xxxx    703-145-xxxx    703-146-xxxx    703-147-xxxx    703-148-xxxx    703-149-xxxx    703-150-xxxx    703-151-xxxx    703-152-xxxx    703-153-xxxx    
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