Although it was zinc that first spurred the development of Ogdensburg, the community’s close proximity to major highways is a prime attraction for modern development. The borough is served by the cluster of small businesses and stores along the revitalized Main Street corridor. Generous parcels of land designated for multi-family developments and abundant land for single-family homes has encouraged residential growth. Mindful of its past, historic Ogdensburg offers tours through the old zinc mine shafts and associated museum. Local shopping meets the daily needs for goods and services, although nearby Newton expands those amenities. Transportation efficiencies are provided by Route 517 to Routes 15 and 23, which offer connections to regional highways. Bus service is available to New York City. Recreational amenities close to home include parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, a swimming pond, a senior center, and a golf course.