For those just arriving on the island. American Village is a great place to start your Japanese adventure. You are able to absorb the Okinawan culture with less of a language barrier.
Lots of great choices. Close to Kadena and Foster.
There is a lot to do there. It is right by the water and they usually decorate the area for the holidays.
They have it all: food, entertainment, beach.
While AV is nothing special to the seasoned traveler, it is unique in that a significant number of island events tend to be held there.
Lots to do.