For those who live in the area, the development of the city of Beitar has seemed almost miraculous. Before 1990, the current city consisted of a few caravans. In the short period of twenty years, Beitar has grown into a fully self-sufficient Haredi city with over 9,000 families in residence, spread out over two mountains. The city is widely recognized throughout Israel for its good government, cleanliness, and for having the highest birthrate in the country. It is a city that functions well.