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Why Patriot Maids?

We realize you’re busy, and that a dirty home is the last thing you want to come home to at the end of the day. That’s why we’re here to the rescue, we offer high quality, thorough and worry-free home cleaning services in Boston and the surrounding areas. We take care of everything with transparent flat-rate pricing and simple online booking. You’ll like our one of a kind referral cleaning services and our borderline crazy commitment to your satisfaction for a sparkly clean home.

Patriot Maids is the highest rated home cleaning and maid service in Boston and the surrounding area. Our core principles make us who we are: We clean, you relax. We’re so sure you’ll love it that we’re putting our money where our mouth is with a 200% happiness guarantee

No contracts, estimates, quotes, or in-home inspections required. Let us know how many rooms are in your home. Find a time that works with your schedule, book your cleaning, then take the remainder of the day off! Our partnered independent cleaning professionals will do the scrubbing and make your house tidy! Give us a chance and book today! There’s nothing to lose with our 200% guarantee!


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Here at Patriot Maids, we take referrals as our #1 priority. As a referral agency for residential cleaning services, we ensure that you are happily satisfied with the independent cleaning professionals we refer to you. We are located in the Boston metro area and the cleaning providers that we partner with can visit your home, apt, condominium, townhouse, and duplex from Monday to Sunday in Boston and the surrounding areas.

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We only refer the most exceptional domestic cleaners in the industry. All domestic workers we partner with have numerous years of experience before we refer them to your house for professional cleaning services. If they’re not quick and meticulous, we do not refer them. Rest assured that all of the independent service providers we refer to you are same domestic workers that we would prefer to clean our own homes.


Boston is not the only amazing place in Massachusetts. There is also Cambridge and Somerville and plenty of other fantastic locations to discover. One example is Porter Square, a tiny neighborhood shared by both Somerville and Cambridge. The area is brought to life by a quaint atmosphere by the energetic community, live music venues, incredible food, and excellent shopping opportunities. 

If you are planning on visiting Somerville or Cambridge or are looking for something to do outside of Boston for a day or two, then make Porter Square your next stop. Here is everything you need to know: 

The People and Places of Porter Square

Bustling Porter Square serves all kinds of people—young professionals, experienced business people, college students, professors, and more. It is where people go shopping, eat, laugh, and exercise. There are several schools around the square, including those of Lesley University and the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. The area is known for its high concentration of Japanese eateries and residents, which also prompted the construction of the Shops at Porter and Japantown. 

Presently, the residential population of Porter Square is around 6,000 people. Most of the residents are White (around 73 percent), and the second largest group is Asians (11 percent). However, being that Porter Square is situated between Cambridge, Somerville, and all the colleges between the two, the area shows an immense amount of diversity. 

Porter Square has slightly more women than men, and the median age of the populace is around 37 years. The average household size is 4-5 people, while the average in Cambridge is 2 people, which means that Porter Square is home to a lot of families with children—or those who are residing with roommates. 

The History of Porter Square

In the past, Porter Square was known as Union Square but is renamed in 1899 when Zachariah B. Porter, the owner of the Cambridge Cattle Fair Hotel (later called Porter’s Hotel), started to gain repute. Interestingly, the term “porterhouse” steak comes from the specialty cut of beef served at the Porter’s Hotel. Unfortunately, the establishment was demolished in 1909. 

Before becoming the bustling central square that it is today, the area was once ringed by cattle yards and used during beef transport across the country. Because of that, Porter Square was at the epicenter of early commerce and interstate trade during the 18th century. A tunnel used to cattle to and from the rail yard was constructed in 1857 and named the Walden Street Cattle Pass. Today, you can find the tunnel near the Walden Street Bridge. It was restored between 2007-08. 

In 1821, the biggest landmark in Porter Square was the Rand Estate, owned by the Rand family. In 1950, the last remaining member of the family, Mabel Rand, gifted the two-acre estate to the city, but the land was refused and sold to developers who decided to construct a shopping center instead. In 1952, the Porter Square Shopping Center opened its doors, replacing the older business district that once existed at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Walden Street. 

In 1984, the Red Line was lengthened between Harvard, through Porter Square, and towards Alewife. “Gift of the Wind,” a 46-foot tall steel and aluminum kinetic sculpture created by Susumu Shingu, currently sits at the entrance of Porter Square MBTA station

In 2006, Toshihiro Katayama of Harvard University, partnered with Cynthia Smith, a landscape architect, to design a unique looking circulation design for the Porter Square intersection. The design featured a contrasting dark and light concrete paving that can still be seen today. 

Porter Square Today

While even today Porter Square is small, it has a high concentration of acclaimed stores and exceptional places to eat. Most frame the square itself while others are found among the side streets, tucked away like valuable gems yet to be unearthed. 

First, let’s talk about the food options around Porter Square. With a high density of ethnic eats, any craving can be satisfied. For instance, if you are up for some Cuban, then you need to try the award-winning dishes from Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar. A well-established sports bar, Newtowne Grille, is loved for its NY-style pizza and cheap combo meals. Sugar & Spice offers up favorites from Thailand, like vegan khao yum and much more. And if you have a hankering for authentic Japanese ramen, look no further than Yume Wo Katare, which serves “Jiro-style” ramen. That said, Christopher’s, Shaking Crab, Sapporo Ramen, Bagelsaurus, and so many other options exist. So come hungry! 

Porter Square Shopping Center is another place to go if you want to pick up something special or get some grub. A favorite among the locals is Porter Square Books. There is also the building known as Shops at Porter, which hosts the local “Japantown,” where you can find a large assortment of stores with authentic goods straight from the Land of the Rising Sun. 

Looking for Porter Square’s live music scene? Toad is one of the best. Although not located in Porter Square, nearby you will also find The Center for Arts at the Armory and the Somerville Museum. Head slightly farther west, and you find Danehy Park, Raymond Park, and Jerry’s Pond, which connects to the Alewife Linear Park. 

Be sure to check out all that Porter Square has to offer when you visit. It is the ideal combination of shopping, food, and fun that will keep you coming back for more.

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Perhaps you’re a busy Porter Square parent, trying to juggle the kids’ dance recitals and soccer practice on top of vacuuming and doing the dishes at home. Or maybe you’re a business professional or CEO who doesn’t have the time to deal with dust and dirt when you return home from a long day at work. Or possibly you may have a disabled relative or elderly parent who could use a helping hand around the house.

When you’re searching for a dependable home cleaner in Porter Square don’t look any further. You can rest easy by choosing Patriot Maids to refer the very best house cleaner for your family. All house cleaners are background checked, come with 2 to 3 years’ experience, and fully equipped to handle any cleaning task. You can arrive at home knowing that your house has been cleaned by a qualified team of professionals and will shine from top to bottom.

Patriot Maids is Porter Square’s premier maid referral agency. Whether you’re looking for a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or just a one-time deep clean, we make sure you’re able to have the same referred cleaner every single time. They’ll even remember your pets’ names!


Founded in 2018, Patriot Maids is a locally owned and operated cleaning referral agency in Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts that functions as a matchmaker between clients and house cleaning services. We offer customizable residential home cleaning service referrals in Boston and surrounding areas. Referral agencies reduce costs for customers while raising the income of workers by sending jobs to independent cleaners who register under contract.

The independent cleaning professionals work to their own schedule, utilize their own acquired knowledge to complete jobs, and provide their own transportation. Depending on the needs of the customer, supplies, and equipment are provided by either the customer or the worker. The workers offer professional cleaning services, as requested by the customer, at the lowest possible cost.


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