Geographic Regions and Area Codes

Area Code 281 is located in the southeastern part of Texas, covering several counties and cities. The major counties include Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery, with additional coverage in Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, and Waller counties. The primary cities within this area code are Houston, Pasadena, and League City. This area code is part of a complex overlay system that includes area codes 713, 832, and 346. These area codes collectively cover the Houston metropolitan area and its surroundings.

Key points:

  • Major counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller
  • Primary cities: Houston, Pasadena, League City
  • Overlay area codes: 713, 832, 346