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Americans fell in love with Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, when they saw her at her sister's royal wedding. But what is she up to now? While big sis Kate is loving the royal life with her prince and gorgeous kids, Pippa is hanging in limbo. Her book on entertaining, " Celebrate," fizzled like a malfunctioning party favor. And her U.S. TV career ended before it began.
What's a 30-something, quasi-royal socialite to do?
Well, now that her three-year relationship with British stockbroker Nico Jackson is over, it seems like a good time for a reboot. As the Daily Beast suggested, " Could Moving to America Be Pippa Middleton's Best Move?"
Well, we're here to help. In case Pippa's heard these overtures, we've got three surprisingly great American cities where she's bound to get her mojo back, and a great home to settle down in each of them.
Why: According to the Pew Research Center, Hanford, CA, has the nation's highest ratio of eligible bachelors, meaning 25- to 34-year-old men who are gainfully employed. All told, the city boasts 10,336 such catches for a mere 8,283 women. Those are good odds! And (wink wink), if she does find some special someone, this 3,000-square-foot, ranch-style home with four bedrooms and two fireplaces for $425,000 would give her plenty of room to raise her family.
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Why: With a recently completed nutrition course under her belt, Pippa is rumored to soon reinvent herself as a health and fitness guru -- and she'll have no shortage of followers in Fort Collins, CO. A top contender on " Healthiest U.S. Cities" lists, this city is surrounded by mountains and crystal lakes -- the perfect backdrop for Pippa's enthusiasm for extreme sports (she ran a marathon in Kenya, guys -- this woman's hard-core). We think this 5,337-square-foot, lakefront home with four bedrooms for $980,961 is a great base for the action she craves.
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Why: Even if she's trying to escape her family ties, Pippa's royalty -- so it seems only fitting she'd live in a castle, right? And while such majestic structures are generally hard to come by in the U.S., there is one up for grabs in the humble town of Johnson City, TN, for a mere $3.35 million. Built in 1998 to mimic the castles of Europe, this 21,600-square-foot citadel offers plenty of room for Pippa's other love: entertaining.
Oh, the dinner parties she'd have! We just hope that if Pippa takes our advice and moves in, we'll be invited to the housewarming party.