Geographic Regions and Area Codes

Area Code 518 serves a broad area in eastern upstate New York, encompassing 24 counties and 1,200 ZIP Code areas. The major cities within this area code include Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Plattsburgh. Additionally, it covers regions such as the Upper Hudson Valley counties, Greene and Columbia counties, and parts of northern Dutchess County. This area code is often mentioned alongside Area Code 838, which serves the same geographic regions. These area codes are part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) and are crucial for phone routing in the region.