Credit: Pacific Coast News Photo: Bristol Palin Lounging in Her New Home

Sounds like Alaska native Bristol Palin is more of a warm-weather girl. The Dancing With the Stars Season 11 third-place celeb just bought a $172,000, 5-bedroom home in Maricopa, Arizona, outside Phoenix. According to TMZ, she paid in cash. Thanks for that six-figure paycheck, DWTS!

Bristol's new home is close to the Arizona State University school of broadcasting. Bristol, 20, has expressed interest in public speaking and she's rumored to have told friends she may enroll at ASU. Of course, Arizona is also the home state of John McCain — Bristol's mom's former running mate — and ASU refused to give President Obama an honorary degree last May after his commencement speech. According to RadarOnline, Bristol's new, nearly 4,000 sq. ft. home went for $329,560 just four years ago, so she definitely lucked out on this deal. But does a 20-year-old with one child really need that much space?

Check out pics of Bristol's new place!

Sources: TMZ, RadarOnline

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