253 Area Code

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Washington map showing location of area code 253 within the state

253 Phone Number





Major City:


The 253 area code is in Washington, United States.

Area code 253 is in the Pacific time zone (UTC -8).

This area code serves metropolitan Tacoma.

Nearby counties:

Washington's 253 area code serves two counties: Pierce and King Counties.

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 206 - Seattle

Area Code 425 - Bellevue

Area Code 509 - Spokane

Area Code 360/564 - Vancouver

History of 253

Area Code

The Washington area code 253 was put in service on April 27,1997.

Things To Do Near

Area Code 253

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 253 area code (Tacoma County).

Things to do in Tacoma, Washington tend to includes Museum of Glass, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Point Defiance Park and much more.

Museum of Glass

Known for its iconic cone-shaped structure, the Museum of Glass features glass art exhibits, demonstrations, and a hot shop where visitors can watch artists at work.

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Adjacent to the Museum of Glass, this pedestrian bridge showcases stunning glass art installations by renowned artist Dale Chihuly.

Point Defiance Park

A large urban park with gardens, hiking trails, a zoo, and waterfront views. Point Defiance Park also houses the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.


in Tacoma

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 253 are:

Central Washington University

Pacific Lutheran University

Seattle University

St Martins College

University of Pugent Sound

This is not an exhaustive list, there are additional schools that may not be included

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For business

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For marketing purpose

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To give online dating matches a 2nd phone number until they’ve gone on a date and trust each other

To buy and sell goods

For Craigslist, Facebook, eBay purchases or sales so that people don’t have your personal information and don’t bother you after the sale or purchase has been made

Nearby Codes

Frequently asked questions about local numbers

Can I buy a local 253 Washington phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 253 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Washington’ as the state. Once you have chosen an area code you can choose a number of your choice. Once you have selected a number to make calls or send texts you can subscribe and enjoy a 3 day free trial.

What are the other Washington local area codes?

You can find the Washington local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 253 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 253 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

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